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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.

 

 

09 November 2018 - The Engish Apple Man spends a last few days in Malta

 

As our holiday in Malta nears it's end, The EAM reflects on more elements of The National Fruit Show.

 

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02 November 2018 - The EAM is in Malta

 

The English Apple Man is now in Malta enjoying a break with Mrs Apple Man and our daughter.

 

 

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26 October 2018 - Celebrating the 85th Anniversary of The National Fruit Show

 

This week the Marden Fruit Show Society (MFSS) held the 85th Anniversary National Fruit Show at The Kent Event Centre at Detling.

 

The Marden Fruit Show Society (MFSS) is a Registered Charity run by a voluntary committee who represent many different facets of the fruit industry. The aim of the Society is to promote the better growing, grading and marketing of fruit.

 

The Society organises the National Fruit Show, which acts as a meeting place for the industry. The centrepiece of the show, held each October, is the largest competitive display of commercially grown top and soft fruit staged in the UK.

 

 

In this week's Journal the emphasis is on the celebratory mood and in particular J.R. Breach celebrating their 50th Anniversary of attending the National Fruit Show. Over the next two weeks, I will report on the show more comprehensively and list all the trophy winners and cover many of the outstanding 'trade stands' which are integral to the success of this the 85th anniversary show.

 

 

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19 October 2018 - Apples in a Warmer World

 

What will the influence be on apple growing if our climate gets warmer?

 

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12 October 2018 - The English Apple Man visits Supermarkets

 

In last week's English Apple Man Journal the English Apples and Pears 2018 Season Launch of 'Great British Apples' highlighted the exceptional taste of home grown apples after the summer sun raised sugar levels above the average.

 

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05 October 2018 - Great British Apples

 

This week English Apples & Pears launched the 2018 season with a promotional event in London.

 

Great British Apples!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

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28 September 2018 - Next week is October!

 

As September draws to a close, what does October offer?

 

 

This weekend is The Malvern Autumn Show and my friends Nick Dunn and his Daughter Stephanie will be showing their products from FP Matthews and displaying 350 different fruits.

 

During October there will be many outstanding opportunities to visit Festivals celebrating our wonderful apples & pears.

 

 

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21 September 2018 - It's been an interesting week for The English Apple Man

 

As we enjoy a week in Wiltshire, this week's Journal will be a bit of a mixed bag!

 

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14 September 2018 - The English Apple Man's in Wiltshire

 

My wife and I + our dog, are currently enjoying a break in Wiltshire, looking after my brother & sister in law's home & dog while they spend a week on a yacht sailing up the coast of Croatia!

 

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07 September 2018 - Gala, Gala, Gala UK's number one apple!

 

Uk apple growers grow many delicious apples, but Gala is the number one in volume sales!

 

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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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