It seems the plums are doing well everywhere in Newburgh this year, with reports of laden branches and nice colouring up. Everywhere, that is, except in the community orchard … Why? we can’t figure it out. But of course, with a bit of concentrated sunshine, that could all change. This is a picture of the Community Orchard plums at the end of August last year – looking good. Maybe these last few weeks will make all the difference.
In any case, the date for the plum market date has been set: Saturday 2nd September – unless we have exceptional weather and faster ripening, in which case the date might be brought forward a week. Growers will be contacted in all the usual ways. Please bring your plums and other produce to Alysia Leyshon Richards’ home at 9 Gardens Road, on Friday 1st Sept, 6.30pm.
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