Did you know that, according to the CPRE, you could eat a different English apple variety every day for six years without trying the same one twice? Let’s see, 6 times 365… I make that 2190, ignoring the odd leap year!
If you would like to find out more about the incredible varieties of apples we grow in this country, have a look at the National Fruit Collection’s website at http://www.nationalfruitcollection.org.uk/index.php They list all the known varieties from A.D.W. Atkins to Zomer Delicious, complete with photographs where possible and detailed descriptions. Check how many you have eaten, or identify the mystery tree in your garden!
I wonder how many we grow in and around Ledbury – does anyone have any idea?
Thanks to Rachel Hicks for alerting me to today’s useful fact!