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Country diary: the air is heavy with the scent of apples

St Dominic, Tamar Valley Black Rocks and Crimson Queens and Green Chisel pears - colourful fruit with colourful names on show at Cotehele's Apple DaySheltered from rain, inside the display tent at Cotehele's Apple Day, the perfume of juice and ripe fruit pervades the damp air. Examples of different varieties are pinned to a board and Mary and James (my sister and brother-in-law) have laid out a lavish array from their orchard of local varieties, gathered on rare dry days during recent weeks.A basket of pears, decorated with swags of rose hips and sloes, includes the large Aston Town (originally found in a pub garden at Launceston), Green Chisel (possibly the Hastings pear), green sweats, various harvest pears, grey and red Catterns, all awaiting the results of genetic tests to confirm their identities. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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