We got a box of eating apples from a friend with a surplus and made 10 liters of real apple juice. It’s so good freshly pressed with nothing added, you can’t buy it in the shops! It’s being stored in the fridge so it doesn’t start fermenting into cider, not that it would be an undesirable outcome. 😀
This batch wasn’t big enough to make preserving for long term storage worth while. We used a juicer this time, when we have more produce we will use a mulcher and a press. Besides, raw and unheated juice is much more healthy anyway, in particular due to the enzymes and vitamins that stay intact. It gives you a boost of energy, nearly like coffee but with long term benefits instead of dehydration.
We can’t wait to plant a few dozen more fruit trees this winter, it’s the best investment you can ever make. We’re always encouraging others make a start. Have you guys got any suggestions for trees other than the usual apple, pear, plum etc ?
Here is one of our apple trees that has only been planted this spring and it’s thriving with 30 medium sized but very tasty apples.