Friday 27 June 2008 2.39pm
I'd buy her several cider apple trees, of mixed traditional varieties, on standard (slow-growing) rootstock, which would be cropping nicely by the time she's about 14, and ready for her first cider-fuelled parties.
And I'd use that as an excuse to go pay her a visit the Autumn before so that you can share the picking and pressing together.
But then again, I'm not you......;0)
...if you press it, they will come.