I've been pruning my cordon apple trees this week and I've been surprised by how much fruit there is in and amongst it.
One apple I found on the floor was this Warner's King apple, the only apple that this tree produced - but it made it a good 'un!
Nearly 2lb in weight - almost the same size as my boys head!
I made two blackberry and apple crumbles with just one apple! One for that night's tea and one to go in the freezer - I am trying to get better at batch cooking!
Warners King is a great cooking apple, the apple cooks down to a light fluff and tastes great. It was always the first apple tree in my parents old orchard when I was growing up and the first cooking apple that we'd have ripe - I'd look froward to it because it meant we'd have apple pancakes that week! Like any early apple it doesn't keep and they're not all this big!
I should have a few of these trees for sale in a few months as well so keep your eyes peeled!
What early cooking apple do you like?