Although the Bramley apple originally came from England, a special
variety of the fruit is grown in Northern Ireland. In March 2012, the
importance of the apple was recognised by the European Commission, which
granted the fruit Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. This
step, like the recognition given to Parma ham, champagne and Comber
potatoes, will allow the growers to market their fruit internationally,
secure in the knowledge that their apples are the 'real thing'
Armagh is known as the Orchard County because it gets fewer late frosts
than many other areas, a factor crucial to apple production.
Additionally, its micro-climate; damp and mild, suits the growing of
cooking apples in particular. The tart, sharp taste of an Armagh Bramley
is what sets it apart from English-grown apples. The Fruit Growers
Association has noted that the unique taste and texture of this apple is
the result of their slower growth in the Armagh climate
Visit our website: http://freshfood1.blogspot.com/
[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]