More Fruits of Spring!
I am particularly pleased with a new variety I am growing this year. This is one of the first Japanese overwintering apples to be brought into this country. It originates high in the mountains on the island of Honshu, and it is thought to be a hybrid variety between a crab-apple and a medlar (known in France as un bout de chien). This is completely hardy, even in our mild Winters it will stand through any frost and retain its flavour as well as its shine. The flavour is superb, almost a spicy nutmeg or cinnamon flavour so there is no need to add spice when you are cooking it. Wonderful in apple pies or crumbles! Available for the first time in the UK through a specialist tree company www.primo-aprilla.com. Well worth a try!