English angelica harvest We are excited to report that our English Angelica has just been harvested after 15 months in the ground This is another step forward to increasing the number of UK grown gin botanicals. Growing more UK gin botanicals. Being botanical-traders we source all manner of herbs, spices and roots from around the world bringing them into our UK warehouse. However, we have always had a burning ambition to try and grow more UK gin [...]
Inspecting progress of our UK Angelica crop We have recently been to inspect the progress of our UK Angelica crop which ‘celebrated’ its 12-month birthday on 31st May 2019. The plan is to harvest the crop in October this year. Progress We were pleased at how healthy the crop looks with some of the plants standing over 5 feet tall. The seed heads were developing well and there were no problems with weeds which can be an [...]
UK Angelica benefits from warm September weather Our UK Angelica is coming along nicely and has benefitted from the recent spurt of warm weather. The photos in this post shows the plants on 14th September. Harvest will be in October 2019 so watch this space!
Checking on the Angelica Root supplies for the coming year In December we went to Belgium to check on Angelica Root supplies for the coming year. Having negotiated the snow and quite unbelievable traffic around Brussels we learnt a little more about this niche crop used predominantly in essential oils and gin production. Angelica The root takes 14 months to mature and is planted in August with harvest taking place in October/November the following year (weather permitting). [...]