Our Pick Your Own got off to a busy start last weekend with local MP David Warburton joining us for a picnic on the first day. He picked some delicious Lord Lambourne apples before taking a walk through the orchards, which are looking beautiful even if we say so ourselves!
We’re delighted with this year’s crop, despite a tough frost earlier in the year which resulted in less fruit the quality is unaffected, in fact for a lot of our varieties it’s the best ever! We’ve got some super varieties to pick from, including bright red Lord Lambourne apples, juicy Russets and ever-popular Cox’s, plus Comice and Concord pears. The apple press proved incredibly popular last weekend and many of our visitors left with bottles of freshly pressed juice.
West Bradley is one of the few orchards in the West of England to offer the unique opportunity to visit a working apple farm and select your own produce. The trees are weighed down with fruit and there is a fantastic selection of over 15 eating and cooking apples to choose from, three delicious pear varieties, plus honey from eight bee hives kept on the farm.
So, make sure you don’t miss the last two weekends:
Friday 22 – Sunday 24 September – 10am to 5pm
Friday 29 September – Sunday 1 October – 10am to 5pm
All apples and pears are charged at £1.50 per kilo, cash and cards are accepted. Entry to the farm is FREE and car parking is available.