There is a lot to say about Prangins Castle’s kitchen garden, located close to the lake between Lausanne and Geneva, from its creation in the eighteen century to the modern day. This is a first encounter.
Some jam recipes don’t require more than 300g of added sugar per kilo of fruit. I tried one with plums, tasted the result and thought about the potential benefits of such a recipe with regards to sugar intake, food miles and food self-provisioning.
We take a break from the series on the life expectancy of fruit trees to introduce three topics inspired by a recent trip to Switzerland: fruit trees at various altitudes, fruit trees in expanding cities and fruit trees in museum gardens.
The third part of a series on the life expectancy of fruit trees explores the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden of the Edward James Foundation at West Dean in West Sussex, United Kingdom.
The second part of a series on the life expectancy of fruit trees continues with the planned renewal of the cherry trees at the British National Fruit Collection in Brogdale, United Kingdom.
With my best wishes for 2019.
This is the first part of a series on the life expectancy of fruit trees. We start with a story based on a real life incident, an ageing gardener who uproots trees in his orchard.
I attended the charity’s Annual General Meeting on 23 November in Brighton, UK, and volunteered on the 26th for a day at their Fruit Factory, where we pasteurised five hundred bottles of apple juice. The fruit-related activities of the trust are gaining momentum. Continue reading
The annual meeting of non-profit organisations that promote traditional and local fruit cultivars in Europe took place on 27 and 28 October in Troyes, France. The event coincided with the 40th anniversary of its organiser, Les Croqueurs de pommes®.
With so many varieties growing in the domestic gardens of Aurillac and its surroundings, identifying the name of an apple can be difficult. But is it a priority for those who aim at sharing their fruit with other gardeners and fruit users?