Varieties grown include:
1) Eating (dessert) apples: Gala, Egremont Russet, Cox, Jonagold
2) Cooking apples: Bramley, Crab apple
The Gala are separated into 4 orchards over 7 acres with more than 2,000 trees. They are mixed with Russet or Cox pollinators. We have over 500 Russets and 300 Cox trees in that mix. It should be noted that we are not putting all our trees into the rental scheme.
The Jonagold orchard comprises 480 trees, of which 320 are Jonagold and 160 are Russet pollinators.
The Bramley orchard contains around 500 trees spread over 1.5 acres pollinated by Crabapple (Mayliss) trees, but also gets the benefit of proximity to the Gala orchards.
All our apple trees are between 5 and 18 years old.
The apple season starts with the Bramleys at the end of August. We then harvest the Russet, Gala, and Cox, and finish with the Jonagold in late October. The harvest dates are estimates at the start of each year and will be made more precise as the year goes on.