You may remember that on Jan 6th of this year, as is practised in the countryside, Lady Magnon and I went a-Wassailing. We beat the selected tree, anointed her roots with cider, and placed cider dipped toast in her branches. All this to ensure a good harvest later in the year.
And this is the result. The Granny Smith, which was this year's chosen tree, is overflowing with good quality, and non-wormy fruit.
Granny Smiths (ours are slightly tinged with red) are a good late ripening apple that keep well. A wise addition to any orchard.
Our Wassailing worked. Some sceptics might say that it's just superstition, but here's the proof; the apples are usually just worm-riddled horse fodder!
Thank goodness we didn't anoint the Bramley, or by now we'd be above knee deep in apples.