Apple Pie with lashings of cream – Yum! The Bramley Apples are ready for Picking at Bells Farm Shop.
Bramley Apples are bigger than eating apples and if you were to try eating them raw they taste sharp and tangy but its these differences that make them the perfect cooking apple. When they are cooked they have a fabulous fluffy texture and amazingly intense apple flavour.
These are our Bramley Apples in the orchard at Bells this week.
They are really easy to pick as the Bramley Apples are big and our trees are only 8 feet tall so you can reach the apples easily.
The Bramley apple was first grown from a pip planted in 1809 by a young girl, Mary Ann Brailsford, in her garden in Southwell in Nottinghamshire. A local butcher, Matthew Bramley, bought the cottage and garden several years later and when Henry Merryweather, a local nurseryman, asked if he could take cuttings from the tree and sell them, Matthew Bramley agreed provided his name was used. So the first Bramley Seedling trees were officially sold in 1862.
Bramley apples can be used in savoury and sweet dishes and they also freeze well. If you want recipe ideas and more information about Bramleys there is a whole website devoted to the Bramley, bramleyapples.co.uk.
Remember to pick up your cream from Bells Farm Shop too!
The Bells Farm Shop Team