when do i harvest victoria plums
u shud b piking them now
2 Sep, 2010
thanks Cristina, very helpful, hope i can do the same for u sometime.
makes nice jam ermmm x i did a blog 4 it
Ours are nowhere near ready yet - another couple of weeks by the looks of things.
3 Sep, 2010
we bin pikeing our 2 weeks
Chikko when they are ripe they will part from the tree very easily, if you have to pull them at all they are not ready. You live in the south Cristina we live in the north of Scotland there can be as much as a months difference between ripening of fruit crops.
4 Sep, 2010
really as much as that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5 Sep, 2010
Yup, same as there can be a months difference in being able to plant. But as we have more light in summer than you do it isn't a problem. Incidentally I checked our Victoria plum tree today and the first plums are 'just' ripe! Huge crop weight of the plums actually broke one branch.
o dear !!!!!!!!!!! best get jaming then lol thort it was light every were in summer lol
6 Sep, 2010
In mid summer it is 'dark' for 2 or 3 hours here. Go up to Thurso and it doesn't really get dark at all. Conversely in mid winter the sun does not rise until nearly 9am and sets again around 3pm. This is one of the reasons why those of us who live up north fight the idea of permanent BST.
No point in my making jam we never eat it.
7 Sep, 2010
wot is bst please ,dont no wot that means, have hered it lighter over that way . but omg not as u say .where is it u live. i am in the north ,manchester . but just on cheshire border. shame bt jam its lovely. where is Thurso ,never hered of it .have to google.
BST is British Summer Time which most English people seem to think it would be a good idea to have all year round. Mr MB and I live 20 miles east of Inverness. Thurso is only slightly less far north than John O'Groats
so you think they shud leave the clocks alone then. i certainly do ,
Yes I do Cristina there is exactly the same amount of light no matter what.
8 Sep, 2010
tataly agree with you there .
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