The following table is intended to highlight fruits and nuts we might harvest in the first year, with locations and an ‘owner’ to keep an eye out for the right time to harvest.
|Type/species||Location||when flower||when fruit||who cares||lasting/preserving|
|Hazel Nuts||Off Merley Park Road ?||Sept->||Gwyn|
|Sweet Chestnut||Cherry’s parents,
Windsor Road ?
|unreliable in UK||Cherry||Flour, roasted, marron glace|
|Bramley Apple (cooker)||Turners Field ?||Great for pies and crumble|
|Pear (Doyenne du Comice)||Andy’s Garden -sadly late frost, only 5 on tree this year||November||Andy||In light sugar syrup|
|Mulberry||Behind Lloyds Bank
|Cherry||Fresh, Wine, Jam|
|Fig||Summer – later ones tend not to ripen|
|Plums||Late Aug ->|
|Goosberries||Gwyn keen consumer!|
This gives a rough idea. We have constructed a form for logging details of individual trees, and ideas for helpers and materials for harvesting.