More English heritage varieties
The Peasgood Nonsuch, a cooker but becomes an eater if stored for a while, was grown by Mrs Peasgood's family as a child growing up in Grantham. When she married she took stock to Stamnford in Lincolnshire. The tree is large, hardy and heavy cropping tree. The fruit is sweet and juicy and famously large enough to make a pie from a single apple.
Newton Wonder (also known as Newton's Apple) is a cooking apple, slightly sweeter than a Bramley, originally discovered growing in the attic of Hardinge Arms public house at King's Newton, Derbyshire as a seedling apple-tree by the landlord in 1870. The fruit is a good keeper, improving with storage, and is prized for its clear juice in cider making.
Bring your home grown apples to the Apple Affair at West Dean in October where we'll do our best to identify them!
STOP PRESS! Prince Charles is trying to save the apple by planting 1,000 varieties on his Highgrove Estate.