There are records of England's oldest apple, the Pearmain, dating back to 1200, and other British varieties, such as Cox's Orange Pippin
and the Egremont Russett, have come to be highly prized by fruit fans.
The exhibition attracted scores of visitors all eager to get their teeth into Worcester Permain, Discovery and Cox's Orange Pippins
from his country orchard.
Ingredients: (serves 6) 6 large Cox's orange pippins
, peeled, cored and sliced' 4tbsp sugar' 1 liqueur glass of brandy' 125g flour' 2 medium eggs' 1tbsp oil' 300ml milk' a pinch of saffron' 3tbsp almost boiling water' freshly ground black pepper' enough oil to deep fry the fritters.
40-1 shot spill another load of Cox's Orange Pippins
across the road, and I start to wonder whether it's ever going to get any easier.
picture will no doubt conjure up a few memories of the days when Cox's Orange Pippins
apples could be bought for the princely sum of 4d each and bananas were a shilling a pound, or the equivalent of five pence in today's money.