Thursday, 15 September 2016

Day 259 - Bumper Crops of Apples

This was just a five minute pick up of windfalls, 5kg of apples waiting to be turned into some apple wine by Lovely Hubby.  We are trying to vary what we make with all these lovely rosy apples, up to now we've made jelly, wine and crumbles, and now that the cooking apples are dropping their trees it will be time to turn to even more crumbles and lots of pies for the freezer.
So many people are getting in touch to say that they too are having bumper crops of apples.  It truly is a good year for British apples, which makes it such a shame that the supermarkets are still full of imported apples  :-(
If you don't have a tree yourself it would make real sense now to search out a farm shop or Farmers Market and source your apples directly from the folk that have grown them, there will be some brilliant bargains to be had this year.
Today is a No Spend Day


  1. We've had a bumper crop here in Northern California as well. so far I've mad applesauce, no jelly(might try that) and I'd like to freeze some for pies or galettes. Ours are golden delicious.I'd love some of those red ones you have.

  2. I stew the eaters (with no sugar) and then freeze them into smallish portions. One of those gets defrosted and a chunk broken off to pop into the Nutribullet with all the other stuff for my suppertime smoothie (used to be breakfast smoothie but now find evening one stops me going for the BAD snacks!)

  3. We don't have fruit trees where we live now but a friend brought plums to my knitting group this afternoon and has said she will bring cooking apples next time as they have lots on the trees
    Happy making

  4. We had a huge enormous crop last year from our 4 acre organic orchard. This year we have comparatively few, as is usually the case. I'm not sad as I'm the one that does the picking!

  5. Ours get made into apple wine, and also blended with rhubarb wine and / or frozen elderflower cordial or blackberry wine. I also use them to make herb jellies & bramble or sloe jellies too.

  6. Would have been a bumper crop but the dry weater in East Anglia plus codling moth have ruined them:(


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