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Armagh Bramley Apples - Five Reasons Why They Are Special

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    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 4, 2012
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      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 climateÂ… for
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