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Where apples come from

This time of year, the orchards around Kent are bursting with beautiful apples of all shapes, sizes, tastes and colours.  Brogdale is home to the National Fruit Collections.  With 2,200 varieties of apples, it is the largest collection in the world.  But did you ever wonder where this delicious fruit we all take so for granted came from? Where did …

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The Best Apples for Making Cider

Kent is home to some fabulous cider producers, many made from local apples.  Here’s a low down on the best apples for making cider. Background to cider making Kent being the garden of England is now gaining quite a reputation for some incredible hand crafted, artisan Kentish ciders including Brogdale’s own Woolly Pig! Differing from traditional scrumpy, Kentish cider is …