Everlasting apples and tips on their care - with Jim Arbury at RHS Garden Wisley

The harvest is drawing to a close and this is the end of the annual cycle. The crop of most fruits has been good but later than in recent years. Some apples are still to be picked including the late cultivars ‘Sturmer Pippin’ (pictured below), ‘Allen’s Everlasting’, ‘Ballarat Seedling’ and ‘D’Arcy Spice’. Although these would hang on much later it is good to get them picked by the end of November. This is to avoid damage by hard frosts and birds.

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