We've kicked off our harvesting with a round of discovery apples that do generally come ready in August.
We are finding, due to the lack or rain this season, they are smaller with the trees experiencing a good deal of stress this time round.
Other later varieties are falling already, earlier than they need to be, and the wasps (even some hornets) are out in abundance spoiling a lot of the fruit!
We've also taken a good load of what we think are Orange Pippin, from a friend who's family tree has come down with both the weight and the recent wind we had a few days ago. There is a fair bit of spoiled fruit but we will see how we get on with this first batch.