This weekend we were away with some (very posh!) friends in Henley on Thames, whilst out walking we came across the most extraordinary sight. A tree full of apples – given that it is the end of November this was quite astonishing – the tree was completly bare of leaves.
The kids jumped up and grabbed a few and we tried them – they not only looked, but tasted like REALLY GOOD Golden Delicious before the supermarkets got in on the act and they all became fluffy, texture-free and tasteless. The tree was too high to allow us to gather properly, but we tucked in to as many as we could right here and then!
The Chesterfield Transition Abundance project deals with unwanted fruit for more details see http://www.transitionchesterfield.org.uk/content/shaking-trees