Inside, they have creamy-white soft flesh with pink tinges.
Beauty of Bath Apples are juicy and sweet with some sharpness.
The tree is a heavy producer and does well in cold climates. The apples are ready to harvest early — late July or August.
This is a fresh-eating apple.
If cooking, bear in mind that not much of its mild taste and fragrance will survive, so perhaps serve cooked with a mild-tasting meat.
Don’t store long — within days of picking, the texture of the flesh will start to seem woolly in your mouth. For this reason, it is not carried in stores.
Beauty of Bath Apples were developed in Bailbrook near Bath, England from a seedling by a Mr Coling in 1864.