Fruit corner

greengages-pub-domainTwo offerings in Fruit News.

Guerrilla gardener Marian Temple writes:
“For those of you who don’t know what greengages are, they are a green plum, with a wonderful flavour. I have harvested my neighbour’s tree but won’t need them all. At present they are in my garage fridge – they’re wonderful as stewed fruit and excellent for jam. Get in touch with me at Donations to Amnesty International will be welcome, as will any offers of excess damsons for my Amnesty Jamnesty stall.”

*And second is an intriguing-looking project running in the railway arches near the Wanstead Tap. Called Urban Orchard it’s inviting people or groups to collect ripe apples, deliver them to the arches (and get paid for doing so), and will then turn them into genuine local cider. It’s the latest project from Simon Wright, the Wanstead-based purveyor of ginger beer under the Hawkes label