Ken Weston talks about a few of his over 100 antique apple varieties - Click here to hear Ken's introduction
"Ashmeads' Kernel is a wonderful apple. It has a nut-like flavor. It's rated number one by the general public in the United Kingdom.The Royal Horticulture Society has a taste test of the thousands of varieties, and this one always rates the top." Click here to hear Ken's description
"Cornish Gilliflower is named after the clove spice. It has the flavor and fragrance of cloves. It was mentioned briefly in one of Shakespeare's sonnets in the play As You Like It." Click here to hear Ken's description
"Strawberry Chenango was named for Chenango Valley in New York. That was about 1890-something, maybe early 1900s. It has the flavor and fragrance of roses. It's very difficult to pick this apple. We have to use gloves because the skin is so tender. It's excellent for apple sauce, as well. A lot of people use those in place of flowers on tables to give fragrance to a room."
"The Apricot Apple is very primitive, very hard, like iron. I haven't a clue on its history. When you bite into one, it breaks apart in your mouth like a cookie. But the flavor explodes in your mouth with a beautiful perfume and wonderful aftertaste after you eat it."
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