Swailey has worked in the fruit growing industry since he was a teenager and has been part of the farm Management team for many years. Responsible from 2020 as Farm Manager for all the orchards and a team of year-round support staff, Swailey knows the land, the trees and the wildlife inside out. His observations on the environment, the developments in farming techniques, the weather and the wildlife makes a fascinating chronological history of the orchards at Fourayes.
Orchard Report Fourayes Farm: February 2020 At the time of writing we are just edging into February in what has, for the most part, been a mostly mild but wet winter. Our orchards have been waterlogged. Our new Bramley orchard has been staked [...]