This Tuesday was our first day out picking apples in Edinburgh this year. Usually it is the cooking apples that ripen earliest, and so these apples were collected for making pies and preserves. We had a great time with the tree owner knocking apples out of the tree whilst Olly and Grace tried to catch them in their blanket. Fortunately for us their aim was pretty good and so we filled one rucksack from just half the fruit on the tree.
Apples are our most important crop of the year – they crop well, store well, and are always popular. We’re looking forward to collecting plenty more this year, particularly the sweeter eating apples that are still to come.