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Apple Harvest Has Started

It is good to see that Autumn is upon us with the nights drawing in and the big indicator is the apple harvest starting. Suddenly we see the Herefordshire rush. The lack of rain through the summer might push the sugar content up but may well reduce total mass. Rains over the next several weeks would need to be substantial to make any real difference now. An average 8 year old apple tree need 8,000 liters of water each day to stay alive when it has its' leaves out - (hey this is one of the few chances I get to use my Botany degree so indulge me here) - so to increase fruit mass there would have to be some big rains to get to the root systems.  

Posted by Andrew on 29/08/2018