Core blimey! Where are all our locally grown apples?
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