Sunday, 13 February 2011

An apple a day

I usually go for more heritage type trees in my planting regime but this apple caught my eye the other day and so I decided to add it to the growing collection of fruit trees that are populating my little world. People seem to prefer an apple with a clear polishable skin but russets whilst not very attractive do pack some serious flavour and that surely should be all that counts.

9 comments:

berenike said...

Not attractive? They have a glorious textured skin (well, most do, the ones in your fotie are a bit dull) and the flavour - ah yes. I only learned a year or so ago that there are several varieties (and only now, that they cover classes VIII-XI of the Diel-Lucas classification system ...)

I grew up in next to the remains of a walled garden belonging to a large stately home - the apples in that orchard were fantastic: small, with beautifully coloured flesh and skins and the most amazing tangy-sweet flavours. Must go back sometime in the appropriate season and see if I can't get hold of a few.

Scrobs... said...

Russets are my favourite when the Lord Lambournes have finished!

I love them to bits!

monkey said...

never judge a book by its cover never seemed more appropriate

Vinogirl said...

Russets are nice apples, second onlt to Cox's Orange Pippin - the maracas of the apple world.

haddock said...

a pint of MasterBrew, some good bread, a russet and a chunk of Wensleydale cheese mmmmmm.

Putz said...

that looks like a PEAR

Lord Roby said...

I read somewhere that the Duchess variety is also rather scrumptious.

phlegmfatale said...

They are quite lovely, and redolent of pears, actually? A lovely choice, I'd say. And not the usual, which is an appealing distinction.

rings said...

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