National Bramley Apple Week

The ‘King of Cooking Apples’ enjoys its title because of its unrivalled taste and texture. This combination enables cooks to use it in a huge variety of both savoury and sweet dishes.

Bramley ApplesThe first Bramley tree grew from pips planted by a young girl, Mary Ann Brailsford, in her garden in Southwell in 1809. Matthew Bramley (local butcher) bought the cottage and garden in 1846 and ten years later Henry Merryweather (local nurseryman), took cuttings from the tree and started to sell the apples bearing the owners name.

The original Bramley apple tree still bears fruit and today is responsible for a £50 million industry in the UK.

The English apple is a favourite orchard fruit. Did you know there are over 2,300 varieties of dessert and cooking apples and over 100 cider apples?

Why not join in the fun?
Prepare a wonderful apple dessert such as Eve’s Pudding from the forthcoming Dairy Book of Home Cookery, 2012 edition due out in the autumn?

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