Yearly Archives: 2017



You may recall that 2016 was a really nice summer. As a consequence, we had a bumper crop of excellent apples. We don’t hurry our ciders here at Mosser, but the first of the 2016 vintage (Tremlett’s Bitter – see picture of the apples above) is now ready for drinking […]

Cider update – 2016 vintage


May is always one of the best┬átimes in the orchard, as the weather turns warmer and the blossom comes out. In fact, this year everything is a bit early and the earliest blossom is already out. In the orchard at Mosser, the first variety┬áto bloom is usually Golden Spire (otherwise […]

Blossom time



The winter is a fairly quiet time in the orchard and cider barn – just the winter pruning to do and the last of the cider to make. However, this year the pruning was more of a task because I missed doing it last year. That means this year’s pruning […]

Spring has sprung?