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Dawlish Countryside Park Orchard – October 2020

Somewhere different and never been too before, and it has 2 orchards. This is Dawlish Countryside Park in Devon, UK. Continue reading

A big apple ‘Lanes Prince Albert’ 30th Oct 2020

variety that does not need any sugar adding when used in cooking. The sizes of our fruit can be over 15cm diameter and a weight over 500 grams Continue reading

Most Popular Sold Rootstocks, Scions and Trees

We are very often asked which rootstock and scion varieties are most popular. So we finally got our heads down and worked it out. The percentage given is over the previous 3 years to the current date. ROOTSTOCKMM106 – Apple … Continue reading

Greenhouse Fumigator or Vapourizor – electrically operated – August 2020

personal views on an electrically operated Greenhouse Fumigator. Continue reading

Testing of Greenhouse Fumigator – August 2020

READ THE MANUFACTUERS INSTRUCTIONS FIRST There has been a lot of discussion on the internet forums as to the value for money of Greenhouse Fumigator (the ones you set light to). The main discussion seems to be the amount of … Continue reading

Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid – August 2020

Sorbus – Sorbopyrus. ‘burka’ – Hybrid is extremely hardy hybrid between Sorbaronia alpina (Aronia arbutifila x Sorbus aria) and Sorbus aucuparia, cultivated with an eye on the fruit production. Carrying large red/purple fruits that are sweet when ripe, 2 cm … Continue reading

Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020

Plum – Black Diamond® (USA) ripe 8th August 2020. Our tree is still quite young, and it is not growing in the most ideal location. These are the first fruits that we have harvested off this variety. The fruit is … Continue reading

Plum – Aleksona (Lithuanian) ripe 8th August 2020

Plum – Aleksona (Lithuanian) ripe 8th August 2020. Our tree is still quite young, and it is not growing in the most ideal location. These are the first fruits that we have harvested off this variety. It is of average … Continue reading

A new apple variety ‘Agra’ from Latvia, ripe 24th July 2020

This is a new variety that we purchased from Latvia a couple of years ago. Breeder: Rudolfs DumbravsBreeding place: Iedzeni, Madonas county, LatviaHolder: APP Darzkopibas institutsApproved on: 31/01/2002Future expiration date: 31/12/2032 A very early summer variety from Latvia. The fruits … Continue reading

A new variety to us – Apple – Pirja 23rd July 2020

A Finnish breed from 1981, which is a cross between the varieties ‘Huvitus’ and ‘Melba’. A slow-growing tree that has medium-sized, flat-round, green-yellow apples with a red to red-striped cover colour that covers almost the entire fruit. It has a … Continue reading

Sorbus


Sorbus

This species of tree, covers Whitebeam, Mountain Ash, Service Tree.

Generally they are hardy to zone 7 . With them in flower from May to June, and the fruits/seeds ripen from Sept to October. The flowers and are pollinated by Insects.The plant is self-fertile.
It is noted for attracting wildlife.

The fruit can be eaten raw or cooked. The fruit is usually bletted if it is going to be eaten raw. The fruit is up to 15mm across and is produced in bunches which makes harvesting easier.

Succeeds in most reasonably good soils in an open sunny position. Tolerates light shade, though it fruits better in a sunny position. At one time the fruits of this species were collected and sold in local markets in S.W. England.



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