Tuesday, October 13, 2009

More stairs create a few challenges

Stairs, of course, is apples and pears in Cockney Rhyming Slang, and that's what I harvested at the weekend. The apple variety Sunset - a good eating apple - and the traditional pear Conference.

They're all stacked outside in crates at the moment. The pears are excellent quality - few blemishes but the usual mis-shapen fruits you get with Confernce.

The apples are not so good. Not sure what's going on but some of the fruit are a bit dull, almost dirty in appearance. I'll take some photos tomorrow and seek advice.

The pears are hard and while they are quite edible now - and taste great - they are more edible when they get a bit softer. The problem is, once they get a bit soft they go rotten really quickly so I'll have to keep an eye on them. I'll also try and store them in several different ways - freezing and bottling. More on that later.

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