Evening Visit to Killahora Orchards
|Blossom on a very young red fleshed apple tree. Rosé Cider?|
|Barry (striped top) finds a very stragglers under the crab tree. Lots of chat from Barry including pruning tips|
and also the fact that cows don't like tannins!
|Spray in the more established but still young orchard. The pears behind have already shed their blossom.|
|Promise of good things to come|
|Cork Harbour views from the orchards, above and below|
|Checking on how the grafts are taking.|
|Keeping out the rabbits. "We thought at first we and the rabbits|
were on the same hymn-sheet but soon found out they
had their own agenda."
|In full bloom. Not a crab tree, but a wilding and one of the most promising they found in the hedgerows/|
It is coming in for particular attention "grafting the bejasus out of it". "We're going to keep
the wild ones going, to include in our mix."
|The tasting line-up (some of it!). "We work on what the year gives us."|
"In the cidery, we do as little as possible to it."
|Another view of Cork Harbour|
|This Killahora tree appears on the Pom'O label.|