Apple harvesting, October 2021

On a cold wet October morning a group brave plotters gathered in the allotment orchard to pick the apples and prune the trees. We had a bounty harvest of cooking apples and eaters, left under the communal bench for everyone to enjoy. Jim Makin our Orchard Manager gave expert guidance in the art of fruit tree pruning. An army of volunteers carried the pruned branches away to put on the allotment bonfire, ready for our Halloween event. Afterwards we enjoyed hot drinks and biscuits kindly supplied by Mike Foster our Association Secretary. Looking forward to next year’s harvest we are aiming to hire an apple press to make freshly pressed apple juice. Yum!