Down on the Allotment

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

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!

10 Comments:

At 8:54 AM, Blogger Greenmantle said...

Interesting how it also appears to jump the species gap and grow on holly trees as well Matron...... ;)

 
At 10:06 AM, Blogger Magic Cochin said...

:-)

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Muppet said...

Ooh, I want one of those! The link's not working at the moment though :(

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger VP said...

Ho, ho, ho Matron! ;) ;) ;)

I'll send the flying pig over from mine to fetch some - assuming you've got some spare of course!

 
At 1:02 PM, Blogger UKBob said...

Ha ha - nice one Matron, I wonder what would happen if I clicked on the link ;-)

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Nancy J. Bond said...

What a glorious apple -- and on what looks like an evergreen, no less. How smart! Hehehe! Perhaps you'd like to look at my new hybrid I posted about today. :)

 
At 9:19 PM, Anonymous easygardener said...

Let me know when the first Japanese bananas come over, I'm not too keen on apples :-)

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger LOUISE @ HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS said...

What an apple. It looks as if it is coated in varnish, it is so shiny. x

 
At 7:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one matron! It really is a mystery. Is it a double stalked variety?

 
At 7:12 PM, Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

Wonderful Matron, if it were true. :-)

 

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