An apple grower has gone viral with images which show ghostly ice fruits hanging from a tree in freezing cold weather.
Michael Alexander gets to the core of why Britain’s wild apples are in decline.
Brodie Williams hails from Cupar and reached the semi-finals in Cupar
Garry Watson, chef patron at Gordon’s Restaurant in Inverkeilor, makes a tempting autumn apple dessert
Rachel Rowley, husband Chris and her brother-in-law Chris run Ballintaggart Farm in Grandtully
If there is one place in Britain where I suspect the Scottish Government is the No 1 pet hate, it is in Cornwall and the West Country. Why? Because their minimum pricing policy has effectively decimated sales of cider in Scotland. A two-litre bottle of supermarket’s-own cider has spiralled from £2 to £5 (that’s 150%) and canned ciders have also suffered crippling price rises.
Growing an apple tree has never been more popular.
Graeme Pallister, chef patron of 63 Tay Street in Perth, loves each season’s bounty and at the moment apples are giving him a culinary hug
There was a time when the autumn harvest was all about potatoes and apples, but there are so many new crops and new types of existing crops that we are spoilt for choice as to what to pick, leave a bit longer or even take a chance with crops left in the ground in case we get yet another mild winter.
This must be the driest April for a long time. Scotland gets rain in the west, and the north, but seems to miss the Tayside region.