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Yesterday was Apple Day, the annual celebration of orchards and apples that has been happening over the past couple of decades at this time of year around late October to coincide with autumnal harvests. Last month we visited Professor Plum’s parents’ home in Cornwall where they have an orchard of their own and helped (well, mostly helped and occasionally got in the way) in making huge quantities of apple juice. So, in honour of Apple Day, here’s some pictures of Professor Plum’s apple juice making.

Apple picking

 

 

 

Picking apples from the orchard

 

Professor Plum's Apples

 

 

 

 

Gathering the apples up.

 

 

Apple sorting

 

 

 

Sorting good apples from bad.

 

 

Cutting apples

 

 

Cutting the bruises from the bad apples.

 

 

 

Apple mill

 

 

 

 

Crushing the apples into an apple-y sawdust with an electric apple mill.

Apple press

 

 

 

 

 

Putting the crushed apples into the juice press.

Bottling juice

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bottling the juice.

Apple juice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Drinking the finished juice.

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