Fruit Update- Friday – 9 February
Over the next few days we will have the very last of our apricots which are picked on a daily basis.
Clutha Gold are a delicious apricot – the taste of a Moorpark with the skin of a Sundrop.
Good quality 2nd Grade boxes are available daily until finished.
Purple King plums are available as from today.
Sweet and juicy, yellow flesh with a purple skin.
A great eating plum and are also used for cooking.
Billington plums – red flesh – are on the stall for jam, eating, sauce. This variety was affected by the weather so they are very small this season.
Bon Chretien Pears – also known as Bartlett and Williams Bon Chretien – will be on the Fruit Stall as from tomorrow-Saturday – Sam intends to start the pick tonight.
They must be ripened off the tree as this is when they develop their lovely flavour so are picked when slightly green….. great for eating and bottling.
Red Gravenstein – Heritage – are an early season apple which ripens in Summer – on the Fruit Stall as from early next week – very crisp and very tart so are mostly used for cooking. Great for chutney, jelly, pies or ‘custard and stewed apples’ which I was introduced to as a very young child which I still love to this very day (thanks Mum).
Black Doris plums are about 10-14 days away.
Hawera and Luisa plums are about 10-14 days away.
Cox’s Orange apples are about 3 weeks away.
Royal Gala about 4 weeks away.
Today is a lovely day with tomorrow looking very disappointing at this stage however – Sunday – Monday – Tuesday and Wednesday look great!
Call me anytime on 027 288 6090 for all queries.