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The English summer has come to an end (yes that was it!), and it is autumn again. apple trees everywhere are groaning under the weight of countless native varieties of delicious, ripe fruit all out there just ready for picking
Okay, this might be so, but why are Tesco stores and all the other supermarkets for that matter full of New Zealand Braeburn and Royal Gala, French Golden Delicious, Australian Pink Lady, American Empire and Spartan and Dutch Elstar.
No English Apples - Has our taste for foreign fruit become so deep rooted
But what about English apples? Has our taste for foreign fruit become so deep rooted that we are unable to see that low hanging fruit on our local the trees?
I think it is such a shame that we don't see more produce from our local orchards. I know many of our lovely English apples are not considered commercially viable by corporate monsters such as Tesco, Asda and Sainsbury; however I must say that I have noticed that they occasionally sell a mere handful of native varieties of our apples - when in season of course!
So where are the Discoveries, the Cox's, Worcester Pearmains and Laxtons? We have a wonderful selection of great tasting apples grown right here in this country, surely it makes good economic sense to stand behind our home grown produce?