Friday, 22 October 2010
A is for apple
Apparently English apples are in decline with imported foreign varieties being the culprit or more precisely the publics desire for cotton wool textured golden delicious etc. My apple trees both ancient and new are churning out apples by the hundreds (thousands?) with a bunch of new trees due in this winter.One of the new trees I'm putting in is a Christmas pearmain, a tree that still carries its fruit over the Christmas period, a cheering sight I'm quite looking forward to seeing. The British public it seems or more likely the supermarkets only want to buy perfect apples with shiny unblemished skin something many English apples are not blessed with. I love my apples with their bumps,lumps and spots because they taste sublime and isn't that the point. The pic above shows just how heavy with fruit some of the trees are....so its more pie, crumble and crisps ahead.