Clayettes for Stylish Harvest Storage

clayettes clayette french fruit storage for maturing apples and pears

I had to enlist the help of babelfish this morning.  (have you ever used it? –it helps a ton with translating web  pages in other languages).  It is harvest time here in the Northern Hemisphere and across the way at my neighbor’s orchards, the peaches, nectarines, blueberries and raspberries are waning, but the apples are coming into full swing.  Harvard, MA is an apple town and fall in New England is simply stunning.  The leaves are barely starting to change and we have weeks still before it will be in full swing, but with the apples coming on, I am in harvest mode.

wooden aging rack form fruits and vegetable clayette

Do you know what a clayette is?  I didn’t so I turned to babelfish and google.  A clayette is a wooden palette used to mature and store fruits and vegetables.

wooden aging rack form fruits and vegetable clayette

This one though, has been re-imagined by Designer Godefroy de Virieu.  Called the Arbre d’hiver (my babelfish translation is tree d’ winter) it is beautifully used to store fruit – namely apples and pears.  It is availabe from the very cool french store Botanique Editions.

clayettes clayette french fruit storage for maturing apples and pears

Arbre d’hiver
Design Godefroy de Virieu

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. louise garwood on September 24, 2009 at 11:26 am

    see link- thought of you and your great blog for this resource..

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