Calm before the Storm

Enjoying a coffee break beneath a kingston Black tree in Titherington

Enjoying a coffee break beneath a kingston Black tree in Titherington

After spending half the week working in London I spent a perfect few hours this morning picking ‘Kingston Black’s’ at Mrs Grudgings orchard in Titherington. The Bittersharp black’s (the king of Cider apples) will hopefully help to balance our cider, helping to soften the tannins which dominated last weeks pick.

The storm will begin tomorrow at The Scrumping Project’s big Apple Day taking place at Grimsbury Farm between 10am and 2pm, where we will have four presses squeezing out a torrential downpour of apple juice.

All welcome, food, drink, story telling and music (including the Surfin Turnips) on offer.

The weather is looking great so it should be a fantastic day.

I hope to see you all there.

Best Wishes

Neil

A Sack of Kingston Black's

A Sack of Kingston Black's

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2 responses to “Calm before the Storm

  1. Hi Neil. Hope the pressing goes well today. We managed to press 7 gallons of juice for cider and quite a few bottles of apple juice for drinking. We had a great day. Thanks so much for letting us pick with you.

    If anyone has any good ideas for names for the resulting cider do let me know – I’m going to be designing and printing some labels for my cider and I’d be very happy to do some designs for other names if people would like some labels for their ciders.

    All the best,
    John (from Birmingham)

  2. “Picking apples”… that’s sounds wonderful!!! I love those red sweet apples.

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