Photographer's Note

...A couple of days ago a friend and I visited one of the small island in the “Smålandsfarvand” ( I would translate it "The Waters of Scattered Islands" ).

One of them is Fejoe , a small hilly island, decorated with fruit gardens and plantations, which for ages has a reputation for raising the most excellent of what Danish Fruit Growing can achieve .

There are 11 fruit growers on the island . Most of them grow apples and pears , but plums are also an important yield . Some people find the best plums in the world to come from Fejoe due to the mild climate .

“Fresh Fejoe Fruit” is known for the annual sail in September to Nyhavn , Copenhagen , in order to present and sell the best pears and apples of the year’s harvest – and offering free samples too !

The tradition of sailing from Fejoe to Copenhagen in what is called “pear tubs” , started in the 193o’es where Johannes Jorgensen , the grocer on Fejoe
bought the fruit and sailed to Copenhagen .

The profit from the sale in Nyhavn is donated to the clubs and organisations of Fejoe. So the “Fejbattings” ( thast’s what the inhabitants are called ) unite to create a wonderful place to live and keep the “island spirit” alive.

More photos from this charming island in the workshop :o)

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