We're starting to get some apples and other fruit ready in the orchard and cordons.
Mum brought over a big bag of discovery apples but a few cookers are ready as well. Warmers King is normally the first we eat but this year we've also got some Reverend W Wilkes from my line of cordons.
IIt's a slightly acidic cooking apple that is ready to use when it's slightly premature. This one lifted off the tree with only the slightest bit of weight behind it. Like all early apples it won't keep, but I've got plenty for that purpose, having an apple ready at the same time as the blackberries has it's advantages.
Its a spur bearer and slow grower, so perfect for a cordon if you're limited on space.
What early cooking apples do you have growing?