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The Journal gives a weekly update on events in our English apple orchards, using pictures and video clips to follow seasonal activities and giving the consumer a level of detail not available from any other source.

 

All aspects of growing, harvesting, storage, grading, packing and marketing are included enabling consumers to understand the challenges English growers face in supplying our sophisticated market place.

 

 

15 September 2017 - Up to date news on 2017 apple and pear harvest

 

This season is proving to be a challenging one....

 

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08 September 2017 - Seeking a point of difference and looking after the soil

 

In August The English Apple Man escorted a group of German fruit growers in the West Midlands and visited two growers who are trying to avoid the world of 'volume production'

 

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01 September 2017 - September morn..........signals Hop picking and Apple picking time.........

 

From an early age, I was conscious of September marking the start of Hop picking and Apple and Pears being harvested.....

 

For a view of the past: click on Hop Picking in 1950-59 an old black & white image of 'days gone by'

 

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25 August 2017 - It is an early season and as the UK cherry season comes to an end, home grown apples are next...

 

This season has been a good one for UK cherries.....lots of beautiful fruit, spread over a season which lasted for 10 weeks....now UK Apples & Pears will take centre stage....broadly speaking the cherry season starts with harvest in East Kent and finishes with cherries in Scotland..........

 

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18 August 2017 - The English Apple Man website is now 8 years old!

 

It does not seem that long ago, but it is now eight years since the first English Apple Man Journal was published on-line on 14th August 2009..........click on The English Apple Man Journal 14th August 2009

 

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11 August 2017 - The English Apple Man visits The West Midlands with a group of Dutch Fruit Growers

 

For the second time in 3 weeks, The English Apple Man visits Herefordshire and Gloucestershire.....

 

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04 August 2017 - The English Apple Man and German Fruit Growers visit the West Midlands

 

Some time ago, my friend Leon Jahae asked me to act as a guide for a group of fruit growers from Lake Constance as they visited fruit growers in Gloucestershire, Hereford and Worcestershire.

 

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28 July 2017 - The English Apple Man has been very busy in Kent and West Midlands

 

Last week The English Apple Man attended Fruit Focus and reported some of 'the action' and this week's Journal will include more from Fruit Focus........this week The EAM has been in the West Midlands visiting growers in Gloucester, Hereford, Worcestershire and Shropshire....which will be reported fully over the next few weeks!

 

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21 July 2017 - The English Apple Man visits Fruit Focus

 

The 2017 Fruit Focus was held on Wednesday 19th July at NIAB/EMR

 

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14 July 2017 - At the height of the Cherry season, The English Apple Man visits a prize winning grower

 

UK Cherries, like Home grown Asparagus, are in my opinion superior to any from overseas.....but the season for both, is short....however modern methods are extending both beyond their 'historic' natural season.

 

 

 

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Searching for journals

 

This page initially shows the latest journals. You can use a journal's link to view the full story.

 

It is now much easier to find a particular journal of interest. Just type your search terms into the search box or select the month and/or year and click Submit.

 

 

 

Journal archive

 

I have completed the process of reworking my entire archive of journal pages into the style of the new website to make them more accessible to users of mobile phones etc.

 

Although the content now adapts to the size of the display, some of the archived journals still have photographs that won't fit and so get cropped. Archived journals are best viewed on a computer screen!

 

 

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