gardening & foraging

Foraging: Apples & Pears

Quite a haul this weekend. A few Bramley apples (there weren’t that many on the tree this year; I think that’s because there was a good crop last year), and loads of the Blenheim Orange variety, which has a lovely, mellow and nutty taste. They’ll store for a couple of months, in the dark and without their skins touching, and come December I’ll start to resent having to buy apples.

We also filched a few pears from the neighbouring tree (which I think are the Williams variety), as it seemed no one else was going to use them. On the drive back we spotted a Damson tree which still had all its fruit; the amount of free food that’s available, but which gets wasted, is remarkable.

By Mark Newton

Born in 1981, live in the UK. I write about strange things.