Pressing apples is not so straight forward as pressing, say, grapes. You get grapes, squash them in a press and juice comes out. Apples have attitude. You take a kilo of apples, shove them in the press and squash them, you’ll get a kilo of bruised and battered apples but little juice.
Had a call from Steve. He has trees that are laden with apples and they just fall. Time to go and rescue them.
Mike, being a target for falling (and thrown) apples
Spent our first afternoon harvesting apples from a garden in Nailsea. Took 3 truggs from Annie’s garden
Mostly desert apples with a few culinary. Will be pressed shortly
Ring of Bells Cider Festival
A beautiful sunny afternoon at the orchard. The blossom has mostly gone now and apples are beginning to grow.
Picked 6 trugs of apples at the orchard. Evil wasps came and stung us several times. Mike said they weren’t his wasps cos his wasps are bees. Even so, we ended up with plenty of apples.
Apples ready for pressing