Rare apples collected from Wimbish orchard
PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 December 2016
Rare apples from trees growing since 2008 have been harvested from a Wimbish orchard this month (November 15).
The breeds included Adams Pearmain, Black Dabinet, Tom Putt, Darcy Spice, Ashmeads Kernel, Pigs Nose, Kingston Black, and Lord Lambourne. Organic Countryside picked and collected the apples from Ellis Green orchard in Wimbish and the Essex Wildlife Trust orchard at Sweetings Meadow in Lindsell.
It took 15 hours to collect all the fruit, which was mainly worked by David and Elaine Corke.
They will now grind the apples to a pulp to extract a juice, which is sieved and pasteurised – to sell the juice.
David said: “It’s great fun all round, and it’s terrible waste all these apples falling off trees - we have all these apples and all we need to do its juice them.”
This year, David also helped Wimbish School process their apple harvest from the playground orchard, and every child took home a bottle of fresh juice.
To get some juice, go to organic-countryside.co.uk, or they are sold at the Walden local food stall in the market each Saturday.