Until we moved here I'd never seen a 'Family' apple tree. I'd heard about them but we had plenty of space at the smallholding for individual species so didn't need a 3 variety tree. I'm not sure how old this tree is but it's a good size now.
Last year the red eating apple branch had very few apples, this year there are lots - despite the dry summer, and I'm just beginning to pick and eat - and they are delicious, won't need to buy apples for a few weeks.
The main part of the tree is a cooking apple - which I thought was Bramley but they didn't store at all well when wrapped in newspaper last year so maybe it isn't. The other part of the 'Family' is a mystery, it's just one small branch to the left of the red apple branch in this photo, much lighter green leaves and middle sized fruit, probably an eater of some sort. I can't remember how many there were last year or what they tasted like. I'll find out later this month and let you know.