Core blimey! Where are all our lo­cally grown ap­ples?

Macclesfield Express - - NEWS - STU­ART GREER

AP­PLES orig­i­nated in eastern Turkey as wild va­ri­eties and were later cul­ti­vated by Ro­man hor­ti­cul­tur­ists and spread across Asia and Europe.

Ap­ples were ex­ported to North Amer­ica by colonists in the 17th cen­tury.

There are be­lieved to be more than 7,500 dif­fer­ent va­ri­eties.

Cheshire boasts 33 dif­fer­ent types with fan­tas­tic names such as the Arthur Barnes, Bee Bench, Bo­s­tock Orange, Burr Knot, Goose­berry Pip­pin, Hazelby’s Seedling, Rose of Sharon and Withington Wel­ter.

●● Leo Deen out­side the Tesco store with a Britsh Cox ap­ple

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