Orchards and fruit trees have been literally ‘at the core’ of local culture and settlements, and central to economies and cuisine for generations

— Ian D. Rotheram

Bean finds the best apple in our tree and hands it up to me. “You know what this tastes like when you first bite into it?” she asks.
”No, what?”
”Blue sky.”
”You’re zoomed.”
”You ever eat blue sky?”
”No,” I admit.
”Try it sometime,” she says. “It’s apple-flavored.

— Rodman Philbrick

Further reading

Orchard Heritage

It's all about apples and pears in the orchard at Wisley

Nigel Slater's apple crumble (recipe)

Curated by

Annie Spratt

 Annie Spratt is a lover of nature with a passion for photography from the United Kingdom