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    Default What are you eating from your fruit store?

    Ive done a quick audit today on what's left in the store. Im down to just apples and even running low on those.

    Bramley on m25 - exceptionally waxy, no problems.
    Bramley on m26 - no problems despite visible bitter pit far less wax.
    Jonagold - mealy texture but ok for cooking not pleasant eating - paraffin taste to skin.
    Christmas Pippin - tastes identical to pear in canned fruit cocktail, on the turn
    Tupstones - not good , texture crisp but generally unpleasant and crab like to eat.
    Winston - holding well, still good as an eating apple.
    Kidds orange red - high water loss, very sweet with nutty texture.

    I have at best a couple of lunches and a pie or 2 left, it feels a long way until August hows everyone else fairing ?
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    we are down to preserved stuff. About half a dozen huge kilner jars of crumble/pie filling, some apple, some blackberry.
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    I have 3 apple trees, the Howgate Wonder are long eaten, so too the James Grieve, just a few Red Delicious to go, will be buying apples in a few weeks.
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    I have a few goosegogs, quite a few blackberries and raspberries left in the freezer. I was never big on fruit bushes as my garden is too small really, and the dog savaged my raspberries this year, so no harvest. Nothing else left.
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    My apple trees are Worcester Pearmain sadly they don't keep so instead I've got bags of apple slices in my freezer that get used for pies and oatmeal toppings.
    Other fruits in my freezer are rhubarb, blackberries and raspberries the strawberries have all been eaten.
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    Just a bag each of raspberries and blackberries in the freezer
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    2kg Dehydrated Apple, 200g Dried Strawberry - Serials and porridge
    200g Strawberry Straps - snacks

    3kg frozen Apples and 2kg of Frozen Strawberries - Crumbles etc
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    No apples or pears, but I have 3-4 litres of raspberries and a couple of litres of goosegogs in the freezer for adding to porridge or scoffing on waffles. I wish I had dehydrated more apples in summer.

    I've got 3 litres of rosehips in the freezer too, for the horse who adores them.

    Your review is really interesting - except that my only apple tree is a bloomin' Christmas Pippin. I guess I should enjoy them rather than store...
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