The affair of the unknown apple
Hi there, when I was small I used to visit the garden of a relative who grew an apple I've never seen before or since.
The tree was of a sprawling habit (some apples were low enough for a child to pick) and the apples themselves were very large, very pale green, almost white, in shape rather like a bell pepper, sort of square to oblong (if that makes sense) and there was always a good crop of them. They weren't a dessert variety though! If you bit into a raw one, it was rock hard and tasted of nothing but sourness. Bake it and sugar it though, and it was a different matter. The flesh was fluffy, white, and aromatic, tasting more like a very good pear.
This garden was an ordinary urban one, quite close to Wakefield centre. In fact the apples, whose skins were quite greasy, would be pockmarked with black and need a good scrub.
So. It was a tough old tree bearing good crops of wonderful cooking apples. I feel it must be a well known variety, but not mainstream, but my friend Mr Google can't seem to come up with any answers, so I thought I'd ask you guys.
Thanks for reading and any information much appreciated