If you grow apples, be it a single tree or a whole orchard let us know how much you harvested and how affected you have been by the weather this year. Good or bad? Let us know in the comments below.
The following report is from Orchard Pig Groundforce in West Bradley, Somerset.
We are thrilled to report that we have actually ﬁnished the harvest.
Some people have not been so fortunate and our hearts go out to them.. we’ve seen lots of waterlogged orchards.
It was a predictably poor crop and a very difﬁcult season. The dessert crop at West Bradley was about 65% of normal, whereas last year was 110%.
The modern plantings on wires have been the least affected by the weather and Falstaff has performed particularly well. Cider fruit has been on average a 45% crop for us as well as everybody else we know, but the trees look good, the fruit bud is forming, a good cold winter is forecast so let’s look forward to next year!