I don't have any apple trees in my garden but the house next door but one does. When I moved here an elderly gentleman called Arthur lived there, he'd planted the trees many years ago. Arthur died a few years ago and his house is now rented to a very pleasant young couple who have absolutely no interest in their garden at all so they let my neighbour and I pick as many apples as we like.
Yesterday, mindful of an approaching storm, we picked the final ones.
One of the trees we think is an egremont russet
One is possibly a cox
And one is totally unidentified; a redish, very juicy eater
But the best of all are the cookers.
I made chutney from some of the windfalls
And will freeze some of the other cookers for use over the winter, but I'll keep some to bake later, filled with some dried fruit and brandy - yum!