1) Jonathan about my Maris Otter: I got a few seeds from the government, for my "research project". When I harvest them, I can send you some seeds for next winter if you send me your address privately (they are still green so it won't be right away).
2) Pete: I too am "backyarding" this - so I'm using a food dehydrator. My first experiment is ready to bottle (in fact, a little late to the bottle). So, I should have something to report in a few weeks.