I admit it, I am a tad obsessed with the planting of fruit trees.
Yesterday I planted the above up at our barn orchard. It's a Melrose Apple, planted to celebrate the 2nd birthday of my grandson Mischa. His actual birthday tree (a Royal Gala) is opposite, on the other side of the drive; you might just see it in the photo.
I'd not previously heard of 'Melrose', but I'm told it's a cross between a Jonathan and a Red Delicious. Developed during WW2 in Ohio USA, it has now become their official State Apple.
According to 'the net', it's equally good as a cooking or desert apple, with creamy white flesh and a firm juicy consistency.
Sounds good to me!