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Lazy cook’s apple puree

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Making the most of even a rotten apple tree

Have you got a hopeless apple tree in your garden? One that still fruits, but the apples are tiny, bitter or covered with scab or other ailments?

I have one (the infamous tree grown from a pip when I was a kid and am too sentimental to chop down) and after a four-year programme of restorative pruning, it has finally borne a decent crop of apples.

The only thing is, it’s a Cox Orange Pippin or similar – very prone to scab and we are in a very scabby area if that doesn’t sound too bad.

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Mandy Watson is a freelance journalist and an incurable plantaholic. MandyCanUDigIt grew from the tiny seed of a Twitter account into the rainforest of information you see before you. Gardening columnist for the Sunderland Echo, Shields Gazette and Hartlepool Mail and editor of the Teesdale Mercury Magazine. Attracted by anything rebellious, exotic and nerdy, even after all these years. Passionate about northern England and gardens everywhere. Falls over a lot.


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