English apples

The English apple crop is wonderfully varied, and as the year progresses it’s a great pleasure to taste the different varieties. Early on, we have refreshing Discovery apples from the Chambers family orchards in Kent. Then it’s tangy Cox’s Orange Pippins, nutty Egremont Russets, crisp Early Windsors and sweet, white-fleshed Spartans. As well as being nature’s perfect hand-to-mouth snack, these dessert apples make subtly different apple tarts, and will all bring something unique to a British cheeseboard.

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