Thursday, 6 October 2016
The decent start to October has continued. The mornings have started off a bit dull and cloudy but generally we've had some sunny periods through the day.
On a quick trip to the plot on Tuesday afternoon I managed to pick another bucket full of apples from our apple hedge.
We inherited our apple hedge over twenty years ago now and we don't know the varieties that were planted. We assume that they will be standard type varieties as searching out unusual apple varieties on the Internet wasn't an option when these trees were planted.
I'm not sure of this variety and I think we've changed our minds several times over the years as to what it might be. It doesn't seem to go rosy red and is rather a tart apple but I'm not totally convinced that it's a baking apple. My best guess at the minute is that it may be a Laxton's Superb.
For the moment the apples have been boxed up and will be stored in our summerhouse for a few weeks. It will be interesting to see how the apples keep over the next few weeks.
Has anybody any other suggestions regarding what variety these apples might be?
Posted by Martyn Garrett at 08:00