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Apple harvest and juicing project for horticulture students

Foundation Degree Horticulture students Richard Magee (Downpatrick), Sarah Harris (Lisburn) and Niall Curran (Belfast) are shown juicing the apples they picked from the trees in the Walled Garden at Greenmount Campus.

Foundation Degree Horticulture students Richard Magee (Downpatrick), Sarah Harris (Lisburn) and Niall Curran (Belfast) are shown juicing the apples they picked from the trees in the Walled Garden at Greenmount Campus.

STUDENTS on the Horticulture Foundation Degree course at CAFRE have had the opportunity to turn the apples they harvested from the wide variety of trees in the Walled Garden at Greenmount into delicious apple juice.

As part of their horticultural studies, students have been learning how to prune and maintain trees to promote more fruit, and during a visit to Loughry Campus they were able to see firsthand the differences in the taste and sugar levels of the juice produced from different varieties.

For a professional horticulturist this is helpful in informing decisions about which varieties to select and plant for different uses.

 
 
 

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