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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.

 

 

20 October 2017 - After two weeks relaxing in Malta The English Apple Man arrives back home on Saturday morning

 

THIS WEEK'S JOURNAL WILL BE COMPLETED AND ON LINE 'sometime' on SATURDAY EVENING!

 

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13 October 2017 - Apples at Ightham Mote

 

Ightham Mote is the perfect location for an apple orchard with 'iconic historic' apples, most of which are only visible in books or the National Fruit Collection...

 

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06 October 2017 - Reaching out to the next generation

 

Much is made of the influx of migrant workers working in the 'edible' horticulture sector and questions asked why we cannot find sufficient 'home grown' workers........there are many opportunities in the UK horticulture sector for young people to embark on a rewarding career, but education IS the key factor!

 

 

 

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29 September 2017 - Lots of variety this week

 

It's been a week of variety this week: Hadlow College on Wednesday, a visit to apple variety 'guru' Joan Morgan with a dozen varieties from my brothers small orchard in his garden in Wiltshire on Thursday and 'today' Friday 29th September involved in the 5th Pip to Plate event at Hadlow College and tomorrow; Saturday 30th September supporting Ightham Mote's apple event..

 

 

 

The Hadlow Focus Group has been part of The English Apple Man's calendar for several years now........

 

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22 September 2017 - The English Apple Man visits his brother in Wiltshire

 

Living in the world of intensive commercial apple and pear orchards, it's nice to get back to basics..........

 

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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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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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