Apples and Orchards
We have been growing organic apples since 1997. We have around 340 trees, and 80 different varieties, including many that are local to Cumbria or Scotland. Some of the traditional apples that we grow include Duke of Devonshire, Worcester Pearmain, Longstart, and our own Cockermouth Codling and Lorton Vale. We also have a good selection of more modern varieties like Discovery, Katy, Elstar and Red Windsor
Apples in Season
The apple season begins in Cumbria in late August with earlies like Irish Peach and Beauty of Bath. The peak season is mid September until November, when there are a huge range of varieties to choose from.
Late season lasts until the New Year, with late keeping apples like Star of Devon and Cornish Aromatic.
2020 Apple Season - We had several late frosts in mid-May which destroyed the apple blossom and embryo fruit in both our Stanger orchards; we do have fruit from our Tarn Close orchard, but reduced variety and quantity compared to usual.
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