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hilldweller

I've just finished taking all the apples off my six year old Bramley apple tree.

The apples were crammed along the branches like brussels sprouts along a stalk.

As I removed each sack-full I weighed them on the bathroom scales by balancing a stool on the scales 'so I could read the amount indicated (I deducted the weight of the stool each time).

In aggregate the apples weighed 373 kilograms which in old money I reckon is about 7 hundredweights. This doesn't take into account the many windfalls which have already been converted into pies and eaten

What a wonderful year it's been from an apple tree point of view.

We've given away so many that I'm sure the local greengrocer has taken a contract out on me.

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I've just finished taking all the apples off my six year old Bramley apple tree.

The apples were crammed along the branches like brussels sprouts along a stalk.

As I removed each sack-full I weighed them on the bathroom scales by balancing a stool on the scales 'so I could read the amount indicated (I deducted the weight of the stool each time).

In aggregate the apples weighed 373 kilograms which in old money I reckon is about 7 hundredweights. This doesn't take into account the many windfalls which have already been converted into pies and eaten

What a wonderful year it's been from an apple tree point of view.

We've given away so many that I'm sure the local greengrocer has taken a contract out on me.

hilldweller

We have had a similar experience with our apple tree this year hilldweller.

I have already related the story of it in the topic on members unusual hobbies and interests if you want to read it.

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