Wednesday 25 September 2013: Egremont Russet
Today's blip is special. It's the first year that our apple trees have born fruit. Our landlord sent an email to say that some apples had started to drop so after work we went directly to our orchard to pick what was ripe before we went home. What we can keep will keep to show at the village orchard fair we're organising, what won't keep I'll eat!
This blip is of an Egremont Russet, which is one of my absolute favourite apples. There is a French variety called Canadian Grey which is a descendant that is as good but you don't see them here.
Our Worcester pearmain had dropped but they survived and are a very nice light in flavour. Our French Orleans Reinette is also impressive, very sharp with good flavour and very different from an English apple.