‘Apple Day‘ is one of my favourite days of the year and I enjoy it the most when I get the opportunity to visit my local orchard ‘Cross Lanes Fruit Farm‘. The farm, like so many orchards across the country, opens to the public during October for a celebration of apples.
The day is a great opportunity to see and taste a wide variety of apples. Apple Day also serves a reminder that without orchards like Cross Lanes this diversity of apple varieties would not exist. Varieties like the deliciously honey tasting Pitmaston Pineapple
I also learn something new every Apple Day from pruning to picking to the difficulties of this years changeable weather. Growing quality apples is a challenge and visiting an orchard brings this to life, challenges like building deer & rabbit proof fences for maiden trees;
Apple Day is also about fun, from a conker championship to a quest to make the longest peel…