Apple trees flourishing

Date: Friday 25th September 2020

HUNDREDS of National Trust gardens and orchards are reporting an excellent year for apples due to ideal weather conditions.

A lack of late frosts and a largely warm spring resulted in a prolonged blossom season, followed by rain in July and August, which helped the fruit to swell. The conservation charity cares for over 200 traditional apple orchards, including those at Acorn Bank, Penrith, and Sizergh Castle, near Kendal.