All posts tagged: orchard management

This is a fascinating insight into British farming practices in the 1840’s. The document below is dated 1847 and is titled “British Husbandry – exhibiting the modern farming practice and various agricultural improvements”.

For cider fans, read from page 363 onwards where you’ll find a description of the methods used in cropping the fruit from orchards, and also cider and perry production.

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As a follow up to the orchard management post, I thought it would be useful to publish a 3 minute video on why, and how to prune apple trees.

There is a whole art and science behind managing and maintaining that your fruit trees stay healthy all year round, however the basics here are all you need to get started.

If you have any tips or advice for other visitors on the Real Cider community please let us know either below in the comments or at the cider forum.