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tahir



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 05 8:54 am    Post subject: English Apples Again  Reply with quote    

Went to lathcoats yesterday to be confronted with a display of at least 10 different apples, my picks were:

Festival
A new French variety, reminiscent of a really good Golden Delicious but with a lot more acidity which really brings out the flavour.

Lord Lambourne
A James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain cross, the sweetness of WP with the acidity of JG produces quite a decent apple

Suffolk Russett(???) This was actually St Edmunds Pippin!!!
Looks very similar to an Egremont Russett, maybe a little greener, tastes like no other apple I've ever tried, spicy? tannic? fragrant? can't put my finger on it at all. Worthwhile apple though.

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Behemoth



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Still none on Leeds market.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Still none on Leeds market.


I could send you some emergency supplies if you like...

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Still none on Leeds market.


There were some (3 varieties, I think) last month at Hoghton, and I'm expecting more this time.

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tahir, you should be a greengrocer. With your enthusiasm you could definitely make a living at it.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twoscoops wrote:
Tahir, you should be a greengrocer. With your enthusiasm you could definitely make a living at it.


I would love to be a greengrocer, I haven't seen a really good one for years. Our local does a fair bit of UK stuff but still very naughtily was selling Dutch Raspberries under an English Raspberries sign 3 days after the missus (on my instruction) told her they weren't English at all.

Andy B



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Twoscoops wrote:
Tahir, you should be a greengrocer. With your enthusiasm you could definitely make a living at it.


I would love to be a greengrocer, I haven't seen a really good one for years. Our local does a fair bit of UK stuff but still very naughtily was selling Dutch Raspberries under an English Raspberries sign 3 days after the missus (on my instruction) told her they weren't English at all.


Sorry if this sounds stupid, but how can you tell when they are not on the plant.

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Andy B wrote:
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but how can you tell when they are not on the plant.


They came in little green card punnets which I've never seen on English berries, I asked the lady where they were from, she said Holland, I said "how come the sign says English then?" (this was after the missus ahd told her they were being mis-sold) so she changed the sign.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Andy B wrote:
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but how can you tell when they are not on the plant.


They came in little green card punnets which I've never seen on English berries, I asked the lady where they were from, she said Holland, I said "how come the sign says English then?" (this was after the missus ahd told her they were being mis-sold) so she changed the sign.


Damb you and your logic!

Andy B



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Andy B wrote:
Sorry if this sounds stupid, but how can you tell when they are not on the plant.


They came in little green card punnets which I've never seen on English berries, I asked the lady where they were from, she said Holland, I said "how come the sign says English then?" (this was after the missus ahd told her they were being mis-sold) so she changed the sign.


Doh ! I thought you were going to say they should be Orange.

twoscoops



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

[quote="Andy B
Doh ! I thought you were going to say they should be Orange.[/quote]

And a bit dull?

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Twoscoops wrote:
Andy B wrote:

Doh ! I thought you were going to say they should be Orange.


And a bit dull?


...and spelt Rashpberries?

tahir



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
Twoscoops wrote:
Andy B wrote:

Doh ! I thought you were going to say they should be Orange.


And a bit dull?


...and spelt Rashpberries?


Wonder what Behemoth's going to add to this

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 05 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I'm still dealing with the image of you displaying your plums in the high street.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 05 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What I described above as Suffolk Russett was in fact St Edmunds Pippin, having tasted several more over the last few days I'd say that if I were planting an orchard tomorrow this would be one of the varieties. Excellent

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