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I have been using slug banish for two years now and am delighted with the results. I also have used the bio-sterilant mustard and it appears to have have made an impact on the onion white rot which has ruined my onjon and garlic for the past two years. At the present time the onions and shallots are not showing any sign of disease, and the shallots will soon be ready to harvest. I wonder if anyone else has reported this?
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I have been using slug banish for two years now and am delighted with the results. I also have used the bio-sterilant mustard and it appears to have have made an impact on the onion white rot which has ruined my onjon and garlic for the past two years. At the present time the onions and shallots are not showing any sign of disease, and the shallots will soon be ready to harvest. I wonder if anyone else has reported this?
G. Telfer, Swanley

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    Crab Apple Wine Recipe

    [adapted from Andy Hamilton's Booze for Free (Eden Project Books, 2011)]

    Ingredients

    • 5 lbs (2.5kg) crab apples
    • 1 lb (500g) raisins
    • 3 lbs (1.5kg sugar
    • 1 tsp citric acid*
    • 7 pts (4 litres) water
    • 1 tsp pectolase*
    • 1 tsp yeast nutrient*
    • 1 Campden tablet (if using)*
    • 1 sachet (5g) champagne yeast*

    *available from homebrew suppliers

    Method

    It is difficult to say how a crab apple wine will turn out, as there are so many different varieties of crab apple, all with different flavours and colours. However, most crab apples will create a palatable, fairly dry white wine.

    • Wash the crab apples, remove the stalks, then crush the fruit and place in your fermentation bin.
    • Top up the bin with 5 pints (3 litres) of cold water and add pectolase, citric acid, and Campden tablet if using. Leave loosely covered for 24 hours.
    • Boil 2 pints (1 litre) of water and dissolve the sugar in it. Add this, the raisins, yeast nutrient and yeast to your fermentation bin, and leave for 1 week to ferment.
    • Rack at least once (i.e. siphon the wine from one container to another, leaving behind the sediment) and leave the wine to finish its secondary fermentation before bottling (this will take one to two weeks, or possibly longer, depending on the individual wine).
    • This wine will benefit from being aged in the bottle for at least six months. 

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    Crab Apple Tree 'Red Sentinel'

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    Crab Apple. Scented white flowers are followed by heavy crops of rich red fruits. Highly recommended. Self Fertile. MM106 rootstock.
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    Supplied as a bare root tree pruned to approximately 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall including roots.

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    Crab Apple Tree 'Butterball'

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    Crab Apple. Gorgeous white, flushed pink, blossoms are followed by very heavy crops of 'butter-golden' fruits. Self-fertile. M26 rootstock.
    Available from APPROXIMATELY late November / early December 2020
    Supplied as a bare root tree pruned to approximately 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall including roots.

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    Crab Apple Tree 'John Downie'

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    Crab Apple. Produces a profusion of rich orange red fruits in October perfect for crab apple jelly. Self Fertile. M26 rootstock.
    Available from APPROXIMATELY late November / early December 2020
    Supplied as a bare root tree pruned to approximately 3 - 4 feet (90 - 120 cm) tall including roots.

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    Crab Apple Tree 'Red Sentinel'


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    Crab Apple Tree 'Butterball'


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