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Pinner Seedling Apples
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Pinner Seedling apples are round, conical, to oval fruits with angular, ribbed, and somewhat flattened sides. The skin is rough, firm, and has a yellow-green base, almost entirely covered in yellow-brown russeting. The surface may also contain a red-brown blush on the side of the fruit that was most exposed to sunlight during cultivation. Underneath the surface, the flesh ranges in color from pale yellow to green and is crisp, aqueous, and dense, encasing a central core filled with a few black-brown seeds. Pinner Seedling apples are crunchy and juicy with a bright, sweet, and subacid flavor.
Pinner Seedling apples are available in the late fall through early spring.
Pinner Seedling apples, botanically classified as Malus domestica, are an English heirloom variety that belongs to the Rosaceae family. The variety was once a popular dessert cultivar in England, consumed fresh for its sweet flavor, but over time it has faded from markets due to the introduction of new and improved varieties. In the modern-day, consumer preferences are shifting away from varieties with highly russeted skin, and as a result, many heirloom varieties are disappearing as farmers seek to grow economically successful apples. Despite its decline in commercial markets, Pinner Seedling apples are grown by specialty heirloom growers and are promoted for their history and unique traits. In local markets, Pinner Seedling apples are also known by many other names, including Carel’s Seedling, and within that name, there are multiple spellings such as Carrell’s Seedling and Carle’s Seedling.
Pinner Seedling apples are a good source of fiber, which aids in digestion, and contain potassium, which can regulate fluid levels within the body. The apples also provide vitamins A and C, which are antioxidants that can increase collagen production and protect the body from external environmental aggressors.
Pinner Seedling apples are best suited for both raw and cooked applications such as baking, roasting, and boiling. The sweet flesh is showcased when consumed straight, out-of-hand, and when raw, the apples can also be dipped whole in icing, caramel, or chocolate, chopped and tossed into green and fruit salads, or sliced and layered into sandwiches. Beyond raw applications, Pinner Seedling apples can be baked into turnovers, crisps, cobblers, pies, and cakes for a sweet, mild flavor. Pinner Seedling apples pair well with roasted meats such as pork and poultry, squash, spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, peanut butter, oatmeal, and cheeses such as cheddar, cottage, and parmesan. The fresh fruits will keep 4-6 weeks when stored whole and unwashed in a cool, dry, and dark place such as the refrigerator.
Pinner Seedling apples are included in the National Fruit Collection, which is one of the largest sample groupings of fruit species in the world. The National Fruit Collection was initially established to preserve unusual varieties for future generations, and it is also focused on maintaining genetic samples for improved breeding programs in the present day. The collection is stored at Brogdale Farm in the United Kingdom, and the organization selects varieties that may be of historical importance, fruits that exhibit quality genetic traits for breeding, or cultivars that display unique characteristics. Of the 3,500 different varieties stored at the farm, 2,200 are apple varieties that widely range in appearance and flavor.
Pinner Seedling apples were first grown in 1810 by a nurseryman named James Carel in Pinner, which is a town in the county of Middlesex in southeastern England. The fruits were released to local markets in the greater London area eight years later in 1818, and in 1820 they were also being promoted by the London Horticultural Society. Today Pinner Seedling apples are a rare variety that can be found through specialty growers at local farmer’s markets in Europe. The variety may also be seen as an established apple tree in home gardens throughout the United Kingdom.
Recipes that include Pinner Seedling Apples. One is easiest, three is harder.
|Recipes Simple||Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins|
|Coco & Ash||Sweet Cinnamon Applesauce|
|The Gracious Pantry||Clean Eating Apple Pie Oatmeal|