Category Archives: Apple Juice

A look at growing, pressing, drinking and cooking with cider, not to mention its huge cultural significance as a theme in The Archers. Where would Grundyworld be without Tumbling Tussocks, Borsetshire’s most prized varietal?

DNA reveals apples’ mixed ancestry – Alice Roberts

The news that most of us carry some Neanderthal DNA has its parallels in the world of apples. Domestic apples such as Tom Putt and Kingston Black were long thought to have developed from the crab apple, Malus sylvestris, then … Continue reading

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Cider lollies: lost but not forgotten

  In Britain in the 1960s and 1970s the ice cream van used to bring so-called cider lollies, Lyons Maid Cider Barrel and Cider Quench among them. Buying one outside the school gate seemed a bit daring and a little … Continue reading

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Tom Putt the all-purpose Cottage Apple

Tom Putt is a dual or triple purpose varietal: an eater, a cooker and a cider apple. It’s a traditional Devon variety classified as a mild sharp and produces a clean, thin, dry cider that improves over time but can … Continue reading

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Art: Mad as a box of apples

The Land We Live In – The Land We Left Behind. Hauser & Wirth, Bruton, Somerset until 7 May Dressed as an apple tree and sitting in an apple store, artist Marcus Coates answers apple-related questions at the Hauser & Wirth … Continue reading

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Royal Cornwall Show to host cider competition

The Royal Cornwall Show 2018 will include a cider competition for the first time at the Cornish county fair. The deadline for entry forms is 7 April. The championship celebrates fast-growing interest in cider-making. It also revives an event dating back … Continue reading

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