Here I am with the apples from Distillery Lane again -- and which of these delightful offerings are period apples?
First, we have the aforementioned Summer Rambo, the most excellent of sauce apples. Other period apples on this list include:
Maiden's Blush (origin: New Jersey, late 18th C.): this is a very pretty apple; tender, sweet but with a slightly tart finish, making an excellent apple for eating fresh. But if you want to dry apples, this is the best apple for the job: the flesh stays white (amazingly) and its firm flesh dries quickly
Pitmaston Pineapple (origin: England, late 18th C.) - these are adorable little apples, with a sweet, almost spicy flavor. I think they rather taste like pineapples, really...
Baldwin (origin: Massachusetts, c. 1740): when I was a young college student in New England, an old farmer at a market urged me to try a Baldwin - 'not like your regular store apple' he said, giving me a large, attractive apple. He was right, and I was delighted. Baldwin is firm, juicy, sweet with a bit of tartness and an excellent keeping apple (one of the ones you can keep in your crisper until Spring). It is supposed to be an excellent pie apple, though I haven't made pie out of Baldwins... yet
Bramley's Seedling (origin: England, 1809) Very large apples that are tart! Boy, are they sharp! (my youngest daughter's very favorite for eating fresh, but that kid liked to suck on lemons when she was little. Just sayin'). They are one of the very finest for making pie and still the favorite for that job in Great Britain.
So it is time for me to make the journey to Jefferson MD this weekend for some of these excellent apples!
Be sure to come visit our apple barn this weekend for your favorite freshly picked, heritage apple!
Baldwin • Bramley’s Seedling • Pixie Crunch • Red Gravenstein • Summer Rambo • Redfield • Zestar • Snowsweet • Pitmaston Pineapple • Jefferis • Maiden’s Blush • Miller’s Red • Khazakhstan • Chieftain
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