Tag Archives: orchard

Bramley Apples and Bramley Apple Tree Pruning

The subject of making cider from Bramley apples and how to set about pruning Bramley apple trees keeps coming up. Here’s a recent video from Hermitage Farm which bemoans the lack of current demand for Bramley apples. It’s perhaps surprising, … Continue reading

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Cider Making Slideshow

A cider making slideshow on Flickr shows the cider apples on the trees in the orchard, then fallen on the ground, picked up, ¬†collected in buckets and bagged. The cider fruit are then washed down in trays using a hose … Continue reading

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Cider Festival at Brogdale

THE GREAT BRITISH CIDER, BEER AND FOOD FESTIVAL AT BROGDALE A brand new festival is being held at Brogdale this year; the Great British Cider, Beer and Food Festival will take place on 24 and 25 September and producers will … Continue reading

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Making Craft Cider – A Ciderist’s Guide

A new book on cider making has been published, called “Making Craft Cider – A Ciderist’s Guide” Here’s the blurb: Cider has recently seen a surge of popularity both in versions produced by large breweries and by small producers and … Continue reading

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The Apple Wizard for picking up apples

Well the Apple Wizard looks very efficient at picking up apples off a nice clean lawn in the short video example below: Does anybody have experience in using such a device for real in a cider orchard or is it … Continue reading

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Devon Cider Brandy

Cider Brandy An award-winning Devon cider maker has started making a new cider brandy. After five years of patient waiting for the potent drink to mature in barrels, Yarde Real Drink has now come out with its own brandy. Yarde … Continue reading

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Loss of Traditional Orchards Threatens Species

Matt Helliwell on the ukcider email discussion group pointed us to an interesting article on the BBC website about the National Trust campaign to retain what’s left of the country’s traditional orchards. Orchard losses ‘threaten species’ Traditional fruit orchards are … Continue reading

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