At appleTeme we hand pick and press local apples to create delicious tasting apple juice. Each limited press has great character and depth of flavour due to a mix of apple varieties. This is achieved by blending an assortment of heritage varieties, many particular to Shropshire and Herefordshire and not found in commercial production today. We have our main orchard at Tickmore, but we also get apples from the Tenbury Millennium Orchard as well as many privately owned orchards in and around the Ludlow area, including Augernik Fruit Farm.
Apple picking begins in late summer, increasing during the autumn, picked when just ripe. They are then stored accordingly to allow suitable optimum flavour. Our straight apple juice is classified as either sweet, medium or tangy. We list the main varieties on the back of the tag label just so you will always know what you’re drinking.
Indeed, we make the most of forgotten fruits such as the wonderfully flavourful Shropshire Prune Damson, quinces, blackberries, elderberries, medlars and more recently mulberries which we blend with our apple juice to create exciting new flavours. We also like to use elderflower, cherries, gooseberries and blackcurrants when we have good glut years. Try our juice warmed with spices in the winter or with sparkling water in the summer, they suit all seasons and can be enjoyed any time of the day.