Several commercial cider makers now make single varietal ciders using individual cider apple and other varieties. These include Kingston Black, Tremlett’s Bitter, Dabinett, Cox and Katy.
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Growers update


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Harvesting early varieties of cider apple and perry pear.
[September to December] - Pre-planting and 3-yearly post-planting soil sampling and analysis at different depths.
[September to December] - Application of sprayed Urea to assist the breakdown of leaf.
Sowing orchard ley mixtures in new orchard sites before tree planting [dependant on tree planting system to be employed].


Growers invited to join important new sustainability project

February 18 2011

A new project that could have important outcomes for cider apple growers and cider makers right across the UK is being launched at Holme Lacy on March 17.

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Study highlights unexpected health danger

June 17 2010

A new study has highlighted the dangers to health that can come from a most unlikely source - the water in vehicle windscreen wiper containers.

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OFF TO A GOOD START WITH MYCORRHIZA, by Liz Copas

April 15 2010

Apples, like most trees and shrubs, live in close association below ground with a host of bacteria and fungi.

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Growers Update online goes live

March 05 2010

Welcome to the online version of Growers’ Update, it is specifically for and about growers and the issues that concern them. It is intended as a practical and topical forum to keep established, and new, growers up to date with developments in their industry as well as offering advice and guidance where appropriate.

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Planning for the future - the next generation of cider apple orchards

March 04 2010

Ensuring that cider apple orchards can continue to flourish in the future by anticipating and planning for changes they may face in the years to come is at the heart of an ambitious five year project set up by the NACM’s Pomology Committee.

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Energize your business - seminars of interest to growers

March 01 2010

An opportunity for growers to learn more about energy efficiency for their own businesses - and perhaps even make a little money - is being held thoughout the West Midlands in March.

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Growers Market Place

March 01 2010

We intend to use the web site as an online ‘marketplace’ for growers to dispose of /acquire items of interest for their business. The intention is that it will primarily be used for individuals although commercial suppliers are welcome to discuss proposals with Chris Fairs at Bulmers at .

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‘Mother tree’ collection provides valuable resource for growers

March 01 2010

Any growers looking for cider apple or perry pear propagation wood will now be able to access the Bulmers ‘Mother Tree’ list of varieties via Growers Update.

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How to...

How to calculate the area of herbicide-strip for the application of weedkillers

March 01 2010

A useful calculation for growers when working out the area of herbicide strips when applying weedkillers is now available at Growers Update on-line.

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How to calculate the tree-hectares or tree-acres in an orchard

March 01 2010

A useful guide for growers that will help them compare the yields or performances of different existing orchards, or help them plan new ones, is now available on-line.

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