Darcy Spice is an old dessert apple found at Tolleshunt D'Arcy, Essex in about 1785.The flavour is richly aromatic and sweet, though it needs a hot summer and keeping for a month or so to gain the fabulous spicy flavour for which it is famed.
A well known apple of the supermarket shelf. Granny Smith apples are instantly recognizable with their bright green coloured skin. Supposedly discovered by a Mrs Maria Smith growing as a seedling on a rubbish tip in Australia around 1860s.
The apples from the Norfolk Beefing are large and develop a purple flush to their green skin as they ripen. The Apple Norfolk Beefing will retain its round shape once cooked and can therefore be used in culinary decoration if it survives that long, they are delicious. It was sold in Norwich by bakers as an after dinner sweetmeat.