This article was published on 20th September 2019 and will only be current for a short period of time.
Autumn season of mellow fruitfulness and lots of apples. We sell a very large selection of locally grown apples. This week has seen the arrival of the first Cox’s Orange Pippins. This apple is probably best described as the quintessential British apple.
The variety has a base colour of green and yellow and lots of red and orange overlaid. Reddening more the longer it stays on the tree. Taste is always a personal preference but Cox in our opinion is definitely one of the best tasting apples in the world. Many others have the same view although it is a reasonably adult taste with acidity as well as sweetness, children and those with a sweet tooth might prefer an apple with less acidity.
The texture is most definitely a very pleasing crunchy one and when bitten into the amount of apple juice is just right.
Cox is not just a top class eating apple it also cooks well. It won’t puree down to a paste like a Bramley does but if you plan to use it for chutney, a chunky apple pie or a crumble then it’s excellent. Because it is naturally sweeter than many cookers simply add less sugar.
Other apple varieties on sale this week include Early Windsor, Red Windsor, Festival, Zari, Royal Gala, Egremont Russet and Bramley Seedling.
We also have Conference pears and still have Marjorie seedling plums available although these are now coming to an end.