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USA cherry study tour.

Matthew Griggs from Lucaston Park Orchards, is in the USA this week touring cherry farms and pack houses. I flew into Portland Oregon on Saturday and spent yesterday at a 12000 acre growing area called the DALLS. The farmers in this area are picking sweetheart variety which spells the end of their season. The quality

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Autumn pruning.

With the arrival of the Autumn season, pruning is underway on the orchard. The trees are moving into their dormant period and are being pruned in preparation for the new growth in spring and to optimise the trees and their fruit. James has worked with the Griggs family for over 10 years, and knows and

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We juice our own apples.

At Lucaston Park Orchards we have facilities on site to juice our own apples, meaning that they come straight off the tree and into our storehouse for juicing. Matthew, 4th generation Griggs orchardist, is busy working the squeezebox to juice apples. It’s all hands-on at the orchard. When Matthew isn’t juicing apples, you might find

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It’s not all Apples!

It’s not all Apples here at Lucaston Park Orchards. We grow more than 10 different types of fruit. One of the smallest yields and most unusual of fruit that we grow are Quinces. What is a Quince, and what can you do with them? According to Wikipedia, the Quince is a small deciduous tree growing 5–8

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