Apple season has come around again, one of my favourite times of the year along with strawberry season. You can tell I am a fruity type of girl.
Our neighbour inherited a well established apple tree in their garden when they moved in over 20 years ago. It is the variety Andrew Johnson. I had not heard of that one before but it is supposed to be a Manx cultivar, named after a previous Head Forester on the island. Although meant to be a cooker it is also very good as an eater and fruits prolifically. Luckily for us our neighbour doesn't eat them so we are free to help ourselves. We usually have buckets full of them - too many for us, so they tend to get distributed amongst friends and acquaintances. P's running mates are very appreciative.
Here is a bag destined for friends who live in town.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."ReplyDelete
So does Covid-19 !Delete
They look a bit on the hard side....I’m more of a Golden Delicious girl, nice and sweet....the apple that is :)ReplyDelete
Perhaps I am more of a hard, tart girl :)Delete
Nice to have you back JayCee. Sounds like your trip to Guernsey and the staycation in Ramsey were great tonics. You might be fruity but I am nutty.ReplyDelete
Thanks YP. Nuts are pretty good too.Delete
There is such a wide variety of apples and yet all we get in the shops are the same old types, such a shame.ReplyDelete
Wish I lived close by, I'd love a bag of them, lol
We are lucky to have some of the older varieties still grown locally. They may not look perfect (according to the supermarkets' standards) but they taste wonderful.Delete
They look in good condition for home grown fruit. Normally they have bruises or insect burrows.ReplyDelete
We give away the best ones and keep the bruised ones for ourselves. We don't mind cutting out any damaged bits as they still taste good!Delete
They look delicious. People who have never tasted an apple straight off the tree have no idea how different they taste - and having one which is both a ccooker and an eater is an added bonus - lucky you.ReplyDelete
They really are delicious. It is no hardship having to eat them all 😁Delete
F is with Weaver of Grass in the 'straight off the tree' thing. And scrumped they are even better. There was a prolific bearer of fantastic apples on an abandoned plot at our allotments, the fruit simply rotted on the ground and attracted rats. So one year F helped herself and reckoned they were the best apples ever. The next year someone took over the plot and decided to move the tree in mid-summer! Duh! You can guess what happened to it. Enjoy your abundance.ReplyDelete
Oh no! Tree murderer 😱Delete
Lucky it wasn't called Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson.ReplyDelete
That would be a prime specimenDelete
They look perfect ...... nothing better than ‘ just picked ‘. Yesterday, my friend gave me some French beans she had grown. They aren’t my favourite vegetable from the supermarket but these were out of this world .... you can’t beat home grown. XXXXReplyDelete
Low food miles! xxDelete
They look delicious. Apples are the best of fruits. You can eat them so many ways.ReplyDelete
Better than a bar of chocolate!Delete