“Developed from Cox’s Orange Pippin in the 1970’s, this means ‘Fiesta’ has that traditional flavour, both sweet and sharp, it also keeps its shape when cooked and has the orange flush of traditional English apples. ‘Fiesta’ is also one of the best apples for juicing as it gives so much juice from each apple, it also keeps well thanks to its other parent, the American ‘Idared’ apple.” Flowering group 3. Harvest late September-early October. Height 2-3m. Self fertile on M26 rootstock.
Growing your own fruit has to be one of the most rewarding things any gardener can do. Not only can you grow varieties that you’d be hard pushed to find in any greengrocer, but you can grow the more expensive fruit, saving money along the way. Included in my fruit range are varieties I’ve grown for years on my allotment and in my garden, all of which are firm favourites of mine, my family and friends. All the varieties grow really well on an allotment and in a garden.