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    Only froze tomatoes and blackcurrants this year. Tomatoes are a disapointment, odd taste which read is common so less tomato plants this year. However the blackcurrants are a joy and quite sweet compared to picking time so have ordered another blackcurrant - bare root big ben

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    I have plently of Monarch apples in my shed, a few Laxton Superb but rather soft now, probably due for the great compost in the sky. In the freezer raspberries, blackcurrents, blackberries and a few logan berries. I also have a few greengages in the freezer which were given to me.

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    Just a large bag of forced rhubarb, and a small bag of each of tayberries and blackcurrants. About 4 or 5 crumbles worth.
    Are y'oroight booy?

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    A few bramley looking very yellow now but still OK, soft fruit in freezer (plums, raspberries, red and black currants)and 28l apple juice.
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    Unfortunately I had a mouse infestation. Those who did building work will be reprimanded, if it makes any difference.

    Before that happened, I would say that of the varieties I grow, all these four were looking fine:

    Pears -
    Josephine de Malines
    Apples -
    Crispin
    Sturmer
    Golden Russet.

    I'm planting more very late pears and apples as soon as I can get trees or budwood. However, of the 'normal' varieties, very few keep after Christmas, even in a cold place, especially with the warming climate. They might keep in a fridge but that's an extra feature that used not to be needed to keep apples up to March/April.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It never rains..it pours View Post
    Tomatoes are a disapointment, odd taste which read is common so less tomato plants this year.
    I roast mine before freezing. Cut them in half & fill a roasting tin with them. Stuff slices of garlic inside them (protects it from burning), add chillies, rosemary, whatever you like. Drizzle with olive oil. Roast until the tomatoes start to char at the edges. Blitz to a smooth sauce & freeze in batches. It makes a great starting point for spag bol, chilli, pasta sauce, pizza topping etc. I can't make enough.
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    Down to just 5 of the M25 bramleys. They're going over fast.
    Winston is still a good eater but only 7 left.
    2 dozen or so jonagold - mainly as both the texture and flavour is now terrible but they're keeping.
    Seed tray of small M26 bramleys picked green. Holding well.
    Cat litter tray of assorted left overs which I pick over on a daily basis now.

    There's still 15 C500 tubs of bramley puree in the freezers but I'll fall well short of next season.

    I'm cross with myself for not ordering that Worcester Black pear when I said I would and I really need to look at more long hanging and long keeping apples.

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    Anyone recommend a good storing pear please.

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