Harvesting Medlars

This weekend I harvested the medlars on our tree. Medlars can be harvested at the end of October and through November. Once harvested the fruit should be left in a box in a cool dry place until they turn a dark reddish brown and become soft and juicy. This ripening process is known as “bletting” … Read more

Apples In The Orchard – Green Thumb Sunday

We have a beautiful old cooking apple tree in our orchard and at this time of year it is laden with apples. This photograph of the apples on the tree is one of my favourite photographs. I will be using these apples to make apple crumble – my favourite, but what is your favourite apple … Read more

The Nutritional Value Of Plums

The Nutritional Value Of Plums Plums are a fruit that are a good source of; vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B2, potassium, and dietary fibre. Other Health Benefits Assists with the absorption of iron. A source of antioxidants. Can act as a laxative. Food Fruit Nutritional Value PlumsFood, Fruit, Nutritional Value, Plums

Seasonal Food For September

Seasonal food for September as recommended by FARMA includes: Apples Blackberries Beetroot Broccoli Cabbages Carrots Cauliflowers Courgettes Cucumbers French Beans Kohl Rabi Mange Tout Marrows Onions Peas Plums Potatoes Raspberries Runner Beans Spinach Strawberries Sugar Snaps Sweetcorn Turnips FARMA is the UK’s National Farmers’ Retail & Markets Association. It “is a co-operative of farmers, producers selling … Read more