I have mentioned the blight that has affected local apple crops this year. A wet bloom made for low numbers and the continuing wetness encouraged disease.
This is our neighbor, Tommie, who along with her husband, Peter, own a sizable fruit farm.
The fruit she is holding is a Flower of Kent apple.
Note the heavy russetting. Unaffected by disease, this is this variety's normal appearance, a trait that sells poorly —make that not at all —in stores.
So why grow it? It was a Flower of Kent that fell upon the head of one Sir Issac Newton.