Mark has always held fond memories of being raised on the ‘family farm’ with grandparents living a hard working subsistence lifestyle: through summer harvest and autumn cider making; sides of bacon hung curing with fruitful orchards and market gardens in the background; they were nostalgic times looked at through ‘rose tinted glasses’ or not.
Never losing a desire to farm in his own right and carry the values and respect for the environment forward, circumstance and dreams came together at Roskorwell Farm; here, land meets sea in a very special part of the country, and together with Sam who has swapped her stilhetto’s for ‘wellies’ to become a real life ‘land girl’ they are turning that dream into a reality.
We hope you can come and visit us and enjoy a tranquil walk through our Orchard, Fields of Lavender and Saffron Crocus whilst savouring the sea views and wildlife on the ponds.
We have a vision based on an integrated landscape that works with nature to develop the platform for sustainable production which does not diminish or unbalance the neighbouring ecosystems. They should be considered ‘linked together’ “ through sea mists and meneage soils” in a unique environment on the most southerly part on the UK mainland.
A 17th century dessert apple variety, this an aromatic eater with a distinctive peardrop flavour. It’s ready to use from October through to February, and it improves with keeping.
An 18th century English dual-purpose apple which is a very popular garden variety. It has a crumbly texture and a sweet taste and is ready from October through to February.
This vintage English apple has bittersweet juice for cider making. It crops heavily and is ready in November.
The famous Bramley is the definitive English cooking apple. It produces heavy crops of large apples with a sharp acidic flavour, which cook down to a smooth puree. Bramley apples store well, and are ready to use from October to March.
Somerset apple Camelot is best blended with other apples to produce cider. This dual-purpose fruit cooks down beautifully into a sharp, golden puree. It’s ready to use from October until January.
This classic apple is superb for good for old-fashioned English cooking, and it’s extremely juicy. It holds well on the tree, and is ready from September.
One of our local apples! This is a 17th century old-fashioned dessert variety from Cornwall. It’s sweet, sharp and spicy all at once, and lovely to eat. It’s ready to use from October through to February.
Another Cornish apple, this one hails from early 19th century Truro. A dessert apple with a rich aromatic flavour, it’s ready for use from October through to January.
This is the definitive English dessert apple, with a nutty flavour. It’s ready for use from October through to December.
It’s not Cornish, but it’s close! This is a traditional mid-season apple that produces a rather thin-tasting cider on its own, but is fabulous as part of a blend. It’s ready from October through to December.
The offspring of the celebrity apple pairing of Jonathan and Golden Delicious, this is a very popular commercial variety with a delicious flavour. This great juicer is ready from November through to February.
A popular, good-quality Victorian cooking apple from Yorkshire. It’s ready from September through to December
Another famous Yorkshire apple variety, Ribston Pippin is (probably) the parent of Cox's Orange Pippin. It has a sweet aromatic flavour and keeps well. It’s ready from October through to February
An old English culinary and cider apple with lovely pink-stained flesh. It’s an early cropper, ready in August through to October. We’re not meant to have a favourite tree (but this is it…), visually stunning with the earliest blossom running through from damask to deep red.
This high-quality cider apple tree has its roots in 18th century Devon. Its small fruits are juicy and sweet to bittersweet. It’s ready in November.
Another traditional Devon variety, this is a lovely, mild, bittersweet cider apple. It’s ready from October through to November.
Originally found by a watermill at Yarlington in Somerset, this high-quality English cider apple is a firm, medium-sized fruit with a sweet to slightly bittersweet taste. A later cropper, it’s ready in November.