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    carolineholding is offline Seedling
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    Default A lack of crab apples

    I recently moved to France. As yet I haven't spotted any crab apple trees and cooking apples don't seem to be a thing here either. I want to make a hedgerow jelly (from Pam Corbin's book) would it be OK to use dessert apples for this? Do they contain similar amounts of pectic does anyone know? Are they acidic enough to fill in for crab/cooking apples?

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    Caroline

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    It seems so: I haven't the time to read through this link, but have a gander, see what you think

    Veg Plotting: Dessert Apple Jelly: Seasonal Recipe

    Can I use desert apples for jam/jelly/chutney? in Cooking, Storing and Preserving - Page 1

    "A cooking apple will become more like an eater in storage because the acids lessen over time*. Some apples are termed dual-purpose, and these are best for cooking when young and for eating when older"
    BBC - Food - Apple recipes

    * so presumably you just add a bit of acid (lemon?) if you're using dessert apples
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    carolineholding is offline Seedling
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    thanks for the links!

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