Sunday, October 21, 2007

Appy Happle Day


Striped Beefing, Cornish Gilliflower, Bloody Ploughman, Greasy Butcher, Worcester Pearmain, Devonshire Quarrendon, Peasgood Nonsuch, Oaken Pin, Ashmead's Kernel, Hoary Morning, Blenheim Orange, Thorpe's Peach, Winter Banana, Pitmaston Pineapple, Duck's Bill, Pig's Snout, Hen's Turd, Cat's Head, Broxwood Foxwhelp, Eynsham Dumpling, D'arcy Spice, Leathercoat Russet, Tom Putt, William Crump, Transparent Codlin, Lodgemore Nonpareil, Phelp's Favourite, Barnett's Beauty, Dredges Fame, Farmer's Glory, Hanwell Souring, Sweet Cleave, Jackets & Waistcoats, Dumelow's Seedling, Burr Knot, Ringwood Red, Hocking's Green, Polly Whitehair, Crimson Victoria, Golden Knob, Black Dabinette, Maind's Costard, Howgate Wonder... Apple Day, October 21st.

5 comments:

Michael said...

Damn! There I was in the supermarket on Sunday buying a weeks supply of perfect looking Cox's Orange Pippins,
and bemoaning the lack of seasonal variety (4). At least the Cox's had been produced within 30 miles of the supermarket, but that's more likely to be pure chance than a deliberate policy of buying locally by Sainsbury's.
You surely haven't grown all those varieties yourself, have you? If yes, then I'd imagine MustardPlaster acres had increased in size enormously....

MissHathorn said...

Sorry if I gave that impression. The Allington Pippin is my own and I also grow Keswick Codlin, Ashmead's Kernel and William Crump in restricted forms as well as a nameless one which I've grafted from a twig appropriated from the neighbour's overhanging tree. One day I'd like to plant an orchard with apple varieties that all have animal names or names of other fruit or ...

Q said...

I'm not sure I'd choose Hen's Turd if I saw it on a menu. It seems an unfortunate name for what probably is a pleasant apple.
I've just returned from the farmers' market where they had seven varieties which seemed like quite a choice in Toronto.
However, when measured against your list it seems a paltry display, and none had such wonderful names.

MissHathorn said...

Can you still get Northern Spy?
My favourite.

Q said...

Yes I bought some to make into crisp this week. I'm looking forward to that. I only ever see them at the market... never in the grocery store.