We got a real production line going in the Park this afternoon, with a number of people joining in to turn apples from their own trees, and those in the Park, into juice. We even had a very unusual apple from one of Park’s apple trees, Red Devil – deep red on the outside and the inside.
Thanks to the Leeds Apple Project for their support during the year, and also for bringing along the apple juicing equipment – as well as helping to supervise.
If anyone would like to learn how to look after the orchard, let us know. The Apple Project turn up regularly during the year to help show us how to get the best out of the trees planted several years ago. We have apples, plums and pears.
First the apples are sliced up
Then they are put into a ‘hopper’ for smashing up (the technical term escapes me …..) The smashing up can be hard work, and the bicycle brought to do it was not working properly. Then the pulp is poured into the press Pressed, and out comes the juice . ready for bottling. And, then we start again next year, looking after the trees in the orchard.