On St Swithin’s Day, July 15th, the vicar and the choirboys of the University Church, Oxford go into All Souls College for cherry pie and coffee, making the most of the cherry harvest.
The UK cherry harvest officially starts on the longest day, June 21st, & continues until the end of July. Heavy rain can ruin the cherries. and birds can clear the cherries off the trees.
Malcolm Allison, plant consultant, has planted a cherry orchard with several varieties of cherries. He employs various methods to deter the birds, and sells the fruit at local farm shops.
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I wonder if Malcolm had cherry pie on St Swithin’s day when he was at Oxford – or was he too busy with the cherry harvest?