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gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 17 4:03 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

found it here
http://www.theenglishappleman.com/varieties.asp

very interesting

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3197
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have Alkemene and Red Windsor; I'm not sure if Early Windsor is different but these two are very alike. It / they are really good apples, Red Windsor has the longest flowering period of any of my varieties and the fruit stays on the tree for ages, and holds its aromatic flavour throughout. It's my favourite 'eat under the tree' breakfast apple this month.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Wed Sep 20, 17 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have a lot of Cox and Queen Cox trees which won't be ripe for two or three weeks yet, at least. I'd buy them from a farm shop rather than a supermarket to get the richness of flavour that is their strength, that needs tree-ripening to develop fully.

Mistress Rose



Joined: 21 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 17 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We are fortunate that we have several good orchards in this area so I can buy apples from the earliest ripening right through. Think we started with Discovery and the Coxes have been in for a week or two now, going through Early Windsor and various other ones. With any luck we will now have English apples until about April with the newer storage facilities.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 17 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I looked for the Early Windsor at my Morrissons today but not in sight. Is the nursery at Blackmore in Somerset, MR?

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 22, 17 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

No, either Surrey or Hampshire. Not sure quite what the border does there. It is north of Petersfield which is in Hampshire, but Hampshire, Surrey and West Sussex get a bit complicated at that point.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 17 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have just found Early Windsor and will be taste/testing tonight! Found in Morrisons today.

Rowanlady



Joined: 21 Apr 2006
Posts: 195
Location: NE Hampshire
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 17 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blackmoor is in Hampshire - drove past it twice today - down to Portsmouth for lunch; school Harvest Festival and collected 7y/o GGS for weekend; drove home - will do the return trip on Sunday

Bit of a grey day but enlivened on the journey back by the constant flow of questions from GGS and snatches of songs from the Harvest Festival !!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 17 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks Rowanlady. As I say, I am never too sure where the border is round there, as the road seems to wiggle over it into 3 counties at odd times. You may have been across the border on your journey, depending on which way you came, but the county signs aren't always there.

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 17 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have found Early Windsor apple They too hard for my teeth-I must be due for a false set by now-but very good taste wise.

gz



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
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Location: Ayrshire, Scotland
PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 17 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It is a Cox cross, so will be firm..and as you say a good tasting apple.
I don't eat supermarket shop fruit straight after buying..I reckon it needs a bit more ripening!

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 17 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

That explains it-I should have kept them a week!

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 17 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It depends on the variety and how you like to eat it, but I usually keep russets for quite a while as I prefer them slightly softer. Husband likes his apple slightly underripe if anything, and son prefers his ripe, so get used in most suitable state for various family members.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
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Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 17 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Just fighting the dogs for the last unpicked Red Windsors for breakfast. Red Alkemene is still hanging on and will be good to eat for a week or so. Windsor is such a convenient variety, tasting good from August to November

gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
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Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 17 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Clearly where I have gone wrong, gz-I have dived it for the test!

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