What is the best English Eating Apple?

What is the best English Eating Apple?

The lowdown on British apples

  • Red Prince. Red Prince has glorious, deep-red skin and crisp, creamy, juicy flesh.
  • Bramley. An apple for cooking, not eating, Bramley has the distinction of being the only apple exclusively grown in the UK.
  • Evelina.
  • Gala.
  • Cameo.
  • Cox.
  • Spartan.

How many types of British apples are there?

Apples are by far the most diverse fruit in terms of variety. In the UK alone we have developed over 2,500 varieties of apples (of the 7,000 that exist worldwide).

What is the most popular eating apple in the UK?

Gala, with its spin-off Royal Gala, is now the biggest-selling eating apple grown in the UK and total sales, including imports, are more than four times that of Cox. But it’s an apple of New Zealand origin. Braeburn too was first grown in New Zealand but now has a foot in the door of British orchards.

What is Britain’s Favourite apple?

Golden Delicious
When it comes to snacking on apples, Golden Delicious are the British favourite, with almost a quarter of us preferring them over other varieties, as revealed in a recent survey by, Fruitdrop, the fresh fruit delivery company.

What kind of apples are in the UK?

Want to know about British apple varieties? Read our guide to traditional English apple varieties including cox apples, gala apples and bramley apples. Red Prince has glorious, deep-red skin and crisp, creamy, juicy flesh. Expect a sweet tartness, with aromas of roses. Available from April to August.

Which is the best apple for English cooking?

Bramley’s Seedling is the definitive English cooking apple. It produces heavy crops of large apples with a sharp acidic flavour, which cook down to a smooth puree. 13. Burgundy Fruit is large, round, very intense pigment, almost blackish red. Solid blush without stripes. Skin is smooth and glossy. Flesh crisp, subacid, very good eating quality.

What’s the name of the Old English apple?

A very old apple variety, with a drab appearance which belies a unique peardrop flavour. Ashmead’s Kernel is also one of very small number of English apple varieties that also thrives in North America. 6. Baldwin A very popular old American apple variety, widely grown for culinary use, and a good keeper. 7. Belle de Boskoop

When was the first apple grown in Britain?

While apple varieties were first introduced to Britain by the Romans, historical studies have suggested that apples could be found growing wild during the Neolithic period. However, it was the Victorians who changed apple production in Britain.