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Bumper crop this year

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Crops of wild fruits and nuts seem to be the biggest and heavy crop I can remember. My wife and I have picked so huge Hazel nuts and cob nuts. Trees are laden with them, fruit trees are bowed with fruit now. Apples and pears are everywhere. Skies are like musket balls and very early.

 

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I got this season's sloes yesterday (please note last year's harvest was zero): my usual "fruitful" place, most of the trees/shrubs were bare but the few that had berries (I would say approx. 20% of the total number of trees) had some of the biggest, heaviest, juiciest sloes I've ever seen. Odd, most odd.

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Sloes very scarce around here. Likewise scrogs (crab apples) usually laden trees are devoid of fruit. I think most crops depend upon how the weather was during their period in flower, for insects to pollinate blossoms.

 

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Sloes most abundant, big, juicy and early around here. Picked mine two weeks ago and have already got two demi-johns of sloe gin on the go. Last year they were conspicuous by their absence, so I`ve got some catching up on stocks to do.

 

Picked 10 lbs wild damsons so looking to make either damson gin, vodka or whisky. Not decided yet. Any ideas which is best ? or perhaps three smaller lots of each.

 

OB

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Sloes most abundant, big, juicy and early around here. Picked mine two weeks ago and have already got two demi-johns of sloe gin on the go. Last year they were conspicuous by their absence, so I`ve got some catching up on stocks to do.

 

Picked 10 lbs wild damsons so looking to make either damson gin, vodka or whisky. Not decided yet. Any ideas which is best ? or perhaps three smaller lots of each.

 

OB

 

Vodka!

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Sloes damsons apple pear, you name it its about down here. I have sloes and damsons in 5 litres of gin and some still in frezer... Our apple and pear trees are full. Blackberries are everywhere still. Has been a good year.

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