• Saturday, 1 January 2022:
    Cider Making 2021/22

    Report of the NCOG Cider Group activities for 21/22

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    Please see the attachement for the report from the cider group - and the results of their annual cider competition for 2021/2022

  • Monday, 18 January 2021:
    Wisely crab apple trees/ scions

    morning I know I am a little early for this request is anyone in the group, come graftin...

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    morning
    I know I am a little early for this request
    is anyone in the group, come grafting time, able to supply me with 2 - 3 scions off a "Wisely crab apple" - or even graft for me
    The tree we have round here is very old and doesn't produce much new growth. I want to replace it before I loose it altogether.
    thanks
    sue


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  • Sunday, 3 January 2021:
    Pruning - 'cut to an outward facing bud'

    All the books and experts say that you should always prune to an o...

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    All the books and experts say that you should always prune to an outward-facing bud. However, that assumes the tree has read the books. In my experience, as often as not, it’s the next bud down that develops (and even the two below the top – as shown in the pic). No problem – next year you just have to prune off the bit you don’t want. Some trees appear to be more literate than others, but if the tree wants to develop bud number 2 consistently, then maybe you should prune to the bud above an outward-facing bud (and cut off the stub in the summer).

  • Saturday, 28 November 2020:
    Check your spam folder

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    Recently it seems that Google and other systems have been placing more emails into spam. Members may find that emails from NCOG have been automatically placed in the spam folder. Please retrieve the emails, mark them as 'not spam'. If necessary, please also 'whitelist' the addresses info@ncorchards.co.uk and info=ncorchards.co.uk@mg.ncorchards.co.uk .

  • Wednesday, 18 November 2020:
    Committee meeting November 18th

    The Committee met courtesy of Zoom on November 18th, 2020.

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  • Tuesday, 22 September 2020:
    Autumn event plans

    The current pandemic has severely curtailed our plans for what is normally our busiest season. However, we are hoping that we can hold some member-only juicing events.

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    See the events page for latest details. Also, members will be emailed with updates. Current plans for juicing events are:

    • Members-only juicing (to take away) in mid-October
    • Members-only cider-making (for communal cider- not to take away) on first weekend in December.

  • Saturday, 22 August 2020:
    Blossom survey

    See attached pdf for tree details.Location ...

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    See attached pdf for tree details.

    Location CA12 4TB, near Keswick. Altitude 165m (that’s 550ft in medieval).

    Sorry for the very late submission, but it allows the follow-on comment that I have virtually no fruit this year due to a very late frost.

    Adam


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  • Sunday, 10 May 2020:
    Blossom Survey CA10 3JP

    CA10 3JP Eating apple variety unknown Full blossom

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    CA10 3JP

    Eating apple variety unknown (pictured)

    Full blossom
    30th April 2020
    20 years plus

    Bramley apple

    Full blossom
    9th May 2020
    Circa 100 years


    620 ft above sea level in valley bottom at Crosby Ravensworth

  • Tuesday, 5 May 2020:
    Orchard surveys CA 16 6LH

    Orchard surveys CA 16 6LH

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  • Monday, 4 May 2020:
    Blossom survey - Lazonby

    All the trees at Lazonby (CA10) and at around 4...

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    All the trees at Lazonby (CA10) and at around 400 feet above sea level (about 124-130m). All surveyed 4th May.

    Keswick Codlin grafted 2014, petal fall, it had no blossom last year
    Discovery, bought/planted 2014 when 2 years old, full
    Adam Pearmain, grafted 2014, full
    Newton Wonder, grafted 2014, full
    Winston, grafted 2014, full
    Lemon Square, grafted 2015, no blossom, it had lots of apples last year
    Ribston pip[in, grafted 2014, full
    Lord Derby, grafted 2014, pink bud
    Fiesta, grafted 2015, pink bud