Swailey has been growing fruit since he was a teenager and still does so with passion. Swailey has been part of the farm team managing the Bramley apple orchards at Fourayes for many years and became our Farm Manager in 2020. Swailey’s’s knowledge of the land, the planting and growing conditions, the Bramley apple trees and the local wildlife is encyclopaedic.
Orchard Report Fourayes Farm: Autumn 2019 At the time of writing, we have just finished the Bramley harvest which started very dry, sometimes very hot and dusty, until 24th September when the heavens opened. By the end of the [...]
Orchard Report Fourayes Farm: Spring 2017 We are emerging from an early spring which has been colder than normal. The bees have struggled to find small windows of warm weather to pollinate the Bramley. [...]
Orchard Report Fourayes Farm: Spring 2014 We are just edging our way out of Spring. Our blossom has gone and the bees have returned home to Warwickshire after having some lovely sunshine to work in. [...]