From tree ...
From orchard to barn, from mill to press, from filler to labeller, from beginning to end ...
...we know which apples from which gardens and orchards go into each and every batch of Humblebee or Trust Juice 100% pressed Gloucestershire apple juice.
The changing tastes of the season ...
Each batch reflects the varieties of apples that are both available and ripe when we pick and press them, so there are differences in taste from batch to batch. Whichever you drink, we hope you'll find them all delicious.
... to bottle
So, if you're interested, our 2017 batches are made with these varieties from these locations ...
Batches A & B
Batch R and S
That's it, folks!
Frampton, Longney, Northleach, Winchcombe
Greet, Longney, Toddington
Arlingham, Greet, Winchcombe
Chipping Campden, Greet, Toddington
Chaxhill, Farmington, Winchcombe
Boddington, Chaxhill, Longney
Boddington, Greet, Longney
Boddington, Westbury on Severn
The process will start again in August 2018, with apples from the same locations, as well as new ones, we hope.
Main varieties ...
Discovery (with a few early Bramleys to add just a touch of sharpness)
Cox, Holstein Cox, Howgate Wonder
Egremont Russet, Howgate Wonder, Spartan
Discovery, Golden Delicious, Spartan
Discovery, Newton Wonder
Lord Lambourne, Worcester Permain, James Grieve
Egremont Russet, Golden Delicious, Laxton Superb
Spartan, Laxton Superb
Spartan, Howgate Wonder, Laxton Superb, Pitmaston Pineapple
Adams' Pearmain, Pitmaston Pineapple
Adams' Pearmain, Orleans Reinette
Adams' Pearmain, Orleans Reinette, Newton Wonder
Newton Wonder, Catshead, Gloucester Underleaf
Newton Wonder, Gloucester Underleaf
Newton Wonder, Ashmead's Kernel, Gloucester Underleaf
Each year we hope to add new varieties to the list of apples we pick and press - there is an astonishing number of varieties growing in Gloucesteshire.