Apples are synonymous with a change of the seasons. Summer slowly merges into autumn. There is a crisp edge to the air and a golden carpet of leaves begins to build underfoot. In the kitchen robust flavours and hearty servings are to be expected as the days get shorter and comfort is craved.
Crisp, sweet or sour, there is nothing quite like an apple picked fresh from a tree and, over time, if you choose to plant a fruit tree in your garden you will be sure to reap a healthy bounty. Not only does an apple tree give you fresh tasty fruit, by planting an apple you are also helping the environment hugely and providing a habitat and food source for a wide range of wildlife.