Gravetye Orchard


Most of the trees in our orchard are apples, although we have a few pears, some quince, meddler and a walnut. Some of the trees are really quite ancient, making beautiful crooked old specimens but most of them give good fruit still. Each year we make our own apple juice with the harvest, which is particularly delicious. In recent years we have planted about 50 new trees. Some of these are a collection of unusual dessert varieties, but the majority are made up of Blenheim Orange, Bramley Seedling, Howgate Wonder and Falstaff. Once these trees start cropping, I hope they will blend to make the best apple juice in the world.