Yesterday Nigel and I visited the annual West Dean Apple Fair as we are hoping to add a couple of apple trees to our bijoux patch.
Choosing an apple tree is a surprisingly complicated business as there are hundreds of varieties, sizes, desert, culinary.…and so I thought we should consult the experts to get it right.
After some tasting and questioning we have chosen Fiesta for our desert and Arthur Turner for a cooker both on M26 root.
We also consulted an ‘Apple Doctor’ with some mystery apples from a neighbour’s garden - I was so impressed with how swiftly with 2 questions he identified them to be Lane’s Prince Albert…a well behaved cooker.
There were lots of non apple related stalls to keep all happy and we returned home with artisan breads and cheeses as well as some apples grown in West Dean itself.