Watercore in Apples

 

After concerns in the spring about the lack of insects to pollinate the fruit trees, the harvest has been surprisingly abundant.

A drought through most of the summer and some extreme heat in August affected normal ripening and picking times.

Apples started falling in July and others still clung to the trees into December. The usual picking seasons for different varieties were disrupted; some earlier than expected and others much later.

More extreme climatic conditions and heavy rain in autumn have stressed some trees causing watercore in some apple varieties. This is a physiological disorder where the inside of the apple has a glassy appearance and makes the flesh much sweeter.

Continue reading
  1112 Hits

Upcoming Events

Jan
13
Restorative Pruning
Yarnscombe/Umberleigh
Price: £16 must be pre-booked.
Feb
03
Grafting
Lapford Victory Hall
Price: £8 must be pre-booked
Mar
09

Latest News

Honey Wood Orchard and cider works (featured in the recent OL Newsletter) is for sale. For details s...
  After concerns in the spring about the lack of insects to pollinate the fruit trees, the harv...
  Two really successful courses, Summer Pruning and Grafting, took place on one day in July. Th...

© 2023 Orchards Live. All Rights Reserved.