The Guardian reminds us that tomorrow, Sunday 25 October 2015, is Apple Day. Wikipedia explains this festive occasion as an annual celebration of apples and orchards, held in October, so I guess tomorrow is as good as any day.
I would like to propose that almost any day is Apple Day, at least between August and April. Strange that Apple Day Season should be determined by the two months beginning with the letter A. Coincidence? I think not!
Prepare yourself for a journey of discovery throughout that season. It’s not too late to join in, but it might be too late for Discovery, an early and juicy eating apple. This might be followed by the delicious Edgremont Russet, an unusual crisp and sweet eating apple with a hint of pear flavour. You can still buy the greenish-yellow fruit in markets and some shops. Red Pippin are coming along nicely and we’ll soon see Kidd’s Orange Red coming into sale. Kidds’ store well and are very good eating apples with a crisp flesh and a good cut of sweetness and acidity.
You can probably tell that I am on a journey of British Apple discovery myself, and you’re most welcome to join.
Leave a comment to promote your favourite British Apple, or maybe let us know of any best forgotten!