Fruits suitable for home preserving

Appears in

Apples

Bramley’s Seedling, Grenadier, Lane’s Prince Albert

Apricots

Moorpark

Blackberries

Large ripe wild berries or Bedford Giant, Himalaya Giant

Blackcurrants

Baldwin, Boskoop Giant, Seabrook’s Black, Wellington XXX, Westwick Choice

Blueberries

Jersey

Cherries

Any dark red, Governor Wood, Morello (acid)

Damson

Merryweather, Shropshire Prune or most varieties

Gooseberries

Careless, Golden Drop (dessert), Leveller, Whinham’s Industry (red)

Loganberries

Thornless (use fully ripe and dark red)

Mulberries

Use fully ripe. The core can be eliminated by pulping and sieving the fruit

Peaches

Hale’s Early (freestone)

Pears

Bottling

Bristol Cross, Conference, Doyenne du Cornice, Williams’ Bon Chrétien (Bartlett)

Not recommended for freezing

Plums

Bottling

Czar, Pershore Purple, Pershore Yellow Egg, Victoria, Warwickshire Drooper

Any gage or gage-type plum

Freezing

Not particularly recommended whole, but can be halved in syrup or stewed. Remove stones.

Belle de Louvain, Jefferson’s Gage, Victoria

Quince

From common quince tree

Raspberries

Glen Cova, Lloyd George (dark), Mailing Admiral, Mailing Jewel, Mailing Promise, Norfolk Giant, September

Strawberries

Cambridge Favourite, Cambridge Vigour, Redgauntlet, Cambridge Prizewinner, Royal Sovereign, Cambridge Rival (jam)

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