Anne Elizabeth

We picked our one and only Anne Elizabeth apple last week.  it is described by my friends at Orange Pippin as:

“Annie Elizabeth is an old-fashioned English cooking apple, possibly a seedling of Blenheim Orange, which it resembles in shape and size, and also in its relatively sweet flavour. ”  The one shown above resembles the illustration provided with the description.

It dates from about 1850 in England, and is said to be a good apple for baking where it needs to hold it’s shape.  It is also said to do well in a cold, damp climate, and we found it held up to a stinking hot and dry climate just fine also.  It riped in our worst heat but was still crunchy, juicy, and sweet-tart.  I wish we had enough to bake a pie with; oh well, maybe next year.

*Weather update: it actually rained today- not a thunderstorm or tropic monsoon, but an actual rain storm like we get in the winter, and was cold and windy.  It is still supposed to be in the 90s by Saturday.

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