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Apple Day Report

Lots of people, lots of music, lots of apples! Tastings of apples from gardens and wayside gave feedback for which varieties we want to propagate for the orchard. Also available - medlars - despite their appearance, they were much appreciated, so we'll have to have medlar tree. We discovered that they can get too soft - and alcoholic. Also learnt to crack nuts between molars, raw sweet chestnuts good...

Apple Day at the community orchard was well attended, great venue at Dane Valley Fisheries on Shipbrook Road, attended by the Mayor Alison Gerard and Northwich Guardian Reporter, had lots of apple and nut tasting (bush tucker trails eat your heart out!!!!!)

We had the Northwich Guardian round, so as well as our own photos, there'll be some there too.

Of the local grown nuts, we managed to molar into the hazels, filberts and sweet chestnuts. We left the almonds as they need adjustable spanners to get in - nut crackers not up to the job!
So where do the local apples come from? See Cheshire Wild and Free.
If you live further afield, go to http://www.fruitwildandfree.com/,
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