My father has an amazing ability to be an expert in all fields. His latest line of expertise is that of orchard man and apple variety connoisseur (Cornish varieties a speciality). This year has seen a bumper crop and has led to the first Ruses Mill scrumpy pressing. When asked about the location of each tree in the orchard, a dusty soft back book was produced and inside the front cover a ‘detailed’ topological map produced… See below. Although it lacks a scale, compass and underlined title it serves its purpose perfectly.
So what about the varieties grown?
The Guardian article here is in line with his current thinking on all things apple related.