cider making

Discussion in 'Rural Diversification' started by Richard Devon, Oct 29, 2016.

  1. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    I thought olive trees lived thousands of years, Hope you didn't mean that one that's the wrong variety and you are grubbing?
     
  2. Old McDonald

    Old McDonald Member

    Location:
    Inland Portugal
    I am presently planting almonds with an economically productive life of 25 to 30 years.

    Olive trees can live a long time, but again, their productive life is not so long. I would not like to put a figure on it, but I grubbed out some trees a few years ago that were planted in the 1950s. I do not expect to outlive the olive trees I have planted in the last 10 years.
     
  3. Pasty

    Pasty Member

    Location:
    Devon
    Ball park figures, if I planted 1 acre of apples this year (sort of medium density and probably bigger trees with sheep and chicken under), what sort of timescale to a decent yield and what would that yield very roughly be? Or is dwarf stock in rows better? Obviously easier to harvest.
     
  4. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    1 ton after 3 years, 3 ton after 5 years rising to 10 tons max yield.
    It is very much a how long is a piece of string question but that gives an idea of what the string might look like.
     
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  5. Pasty

    Pasty Member

    Location:
    Devon
    It is but thanks for the answer. A couple thousand liters after 5 years sounds promising. Is that big trees or dwarf stock?
     
  6. Kidds

    Kidds Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    There are so many variables that it could be either.
    As you are in Devon there must be plenty of locals to give you a better idea than I can.
     
  7. Pasty

    Pasty Member

    Location:
    Devon
    There's usually plenty of apples to take away for free but I guess if you are selling a product it needs to be fairly consistent in flavour.
     
  8. Fruitbat

    Fruitbat New Member

    Location:
    Worcestershire
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