|My wife brought some apples from the supermarket last week as we're getting to the end of the stored apples now.|
|A supermarket braeburn compared to a home stored King of Pippin|
We ate Cox apples until the middle of January and then switch to the King of Pippin (at least I think it is) until now.
This apple was terrible off the tree, the skin was so tough you'd be left with it in your mouth after the flesh had gone, we even talked about grafting it over to another variety, but stored for a few months it tastes amazing. They don't look great, in fact I've had a few comments from the guys at work about my "manky" apples - until they tasted them! Then they all wanted to buy a dozen from me.
|Looks a little like a wrinkly... No don't say it!|
That's why I was so disappointed when I took a bite into my shiny, juicy, crisp braeburn, expecting an amazing apple. It's certainly crisp and juicy but that's it really. The taste just isn't there, just bland nothingness.
A shame that I've got to put up with bought apples until August. This year I'll try to store even more apples (we've still got quite a few cookers left though).
Give me a bag of manky apples any day!