I'm very disappointed with my Charles Ross apples from the 2 Minarette trees.
It's not the number - I wasn't expecting many as the trees are new, and it's not the size - they didn't get as much water as needed, but they are tasteless and the texture is odd -not nice and crisp.
They are supposed to be dual purpose but however small they are I'm going to peel, core and slice and put them all in the freezer for winter. If I turn them into crumbles they'll be quite edible.
I hope next year the other Minarette, which is Falstaff, will have some delicious tasty apples like it did in it's first year.
In contrast to poor apples I've been eating a bowl of Autumn raspberries every other day for a couple of weeks and they are a really good treat.