From the Peasgood's Nonsuch to the Arlingham Schoolboy: Why rare apples matter

Louise Gray
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October is peak apple season in the UK but you'll be lucky to find more than four varieties in the supermarket - Louise Gray asks what happened to diversity in our shopping baskets?

White Winter Calville, Maiden's Blush, Scotch Dumpling, Arlingham Schoolboy, Peasgood's Nonsuch, Bloody Ploughman, Maggie Sinclair…. The names alone of Britain's 2,000 apple varieties sound so delicious...

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