Perhaps it’s the mild winter and lack of frost but I’ve noticed plenty of apples and plums still left on the trees. Walking in North Norfolk on Christmas Eve, we saw these survivors, still clinging onto their branches peering down blithely at the fruit that was already lying rotting on the ground.
The pear tree in the garden three doors down from us, has a single pear still clinging for dear life (most of the others flew off in the November storm). While I’m impressed by the tenacity of these hangers-on, it seems almost criminal that fruit goes left unpicked on the nation’s branches. Britain – pick your fruit!