The extraordinary thing about John Starkey’s Bramleys is that they can be enjoyed as fruit or as juice without any additional sugar. In this they are as unique as the Original Bramley Seedling. The reason for this is that Sir John’s trees are “granddaughters”, so closely related genetically to the Original Bramley, and like the Original, they grow on their own roots.
The apples are only harvested when they have reached their climacteric of maturity on the tree in October, thus allowing them to develop their own natural sugars to the maximum. The result is an arrestingly fresh juice with a perfect balance of Bramley acidic flavour and sweetness. The juice has a wonderful prolonged after flavour on the palate.