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It’s been a while since the last blog post, and a lot has happened; some good, some not so good (to say the least…). The 2019 harvest was surprisingly good, coming after a bumper crop in 2018. Some of the cider apples (Tremlett’s Bitter and most of the Dabinett) took […]

A year of contrasts


Now that the orchard is over 10 years old, the trees are mature and cropping well. 2018 has been an exceptionally good harvest and we have enough to produce and sell apple juice as well as cider. As with the cider, the juice is 100% apples, but with just a […]

Apple juice now available



Because we do not produce large volumes, usually we only sell the cider in bottles. However, there are opportunities to try the cider on draught, but just the Tremlett’s Bitter at the moment. We have just delivered some to The Mortal Man in Troutbeck (winner of many awards from CAMRA […]

Try the cider on draught


Need something refreshing in the hot weather (or after scything)? Here is a simple recipe which works well with any well-flavoured dry cider (such as a Mosser cider, of course). 2/3rds chilled dry 100% juice cider 1/3rd chilled lemonade splash of apple aperitif, cider brandy or calvados (optional) a splash […]

Summer cider cup


The space between the trees is not just space (although that’s important so that they have room to spread!). It usually gets filled with grass and weeds (unless you let animals in the orchard, which we don’t).  What we have tried to do is to encourage a wildflower meadow which […]

The space between the trees



We seem to have had an astonishingly long spell (for Cumbria) of dry hot weather. The grass has almost stopped growing and even the trees are struggling. While the dozen or so young trees in the orchard have been cossetted by watering cans, the established trees have had to fend […]

Parched earth


Blossom
Late May is a glorious time in the orchard, with the blossom in full bloom and (often) sunny dry and warm weather. Owing to the cold spring, the blossom came pretty much at the same time. It was all out and looking beautiful for the visit by North Cumbria Orchard […]

Mosser in May


After last week’s snow, it is to be hoped that the winter is now behind us and we can look forward to a sunny, warm and blossomful spring. In fact, here at Mosser, while we had less snow than most, we had the added excitement of an earthquake to herald […]

Winter report 2017/18