A bad year for apples

13 Jun

A bad year for apples

Here in the south east of England the first half of the year has been terrible for apple trees and so none of mine are going to produce a crop large enough to warrant getting the apple press out of the shed.

However in the west country things are somewhat different. So, the plan is to find a good orchard on the far side of the berkshire downs, bribe the owners and take the press to the trees.

This is actually a tried and tested way of doing things. In the nineteenth century itinerant apple press owners would take their moveable presses from farm to farm during the season and receive payment for their services.