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Harvest '24
is fast approaching

We'll be looking to start harvest off in late August with Discovery apples (see image), then onwards to Katy, Cox, Bramley, Spartan etc..

We'd be delighted to hear in advance if you will have Discoveries available. 

We'll be having a Discovery Special open day on the 7th and 8th September.

 

As usual we'll be inviting you to drop off your unwanted apples and pears in return for cider.  It's really important that we get plenty of local fruit from within 15 miles of Huddersfield to really get that Northern terroir into our cider and perry.

To go into our cider, fruit must be:-

  • ripe

  • cleanish

  • sound with unbroken skin.

No need to worry about the odd bruise or skin blemmish as that'll be fine for cider.

The main issue is that the apple needs to be ripe.   Cut open a few samples, check the colour of the pip,  If it's brown or black then it's ready for picking.  If it's white then leave the apples a few weeks and check again.

Apples and pears will be exchanged for cider at the following rates

  • 500ml per 10kg of fruit delivered (offered immediately)

  • 500ml per 20kg picked (cider delivered later).

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