Yes, it's harvest time again here in Stanley, and a friendly neighbour identified some of our apples for us. These beauties are apparently Five Crown Pippins, and are delightful to eat straight from the tree, juicy and sweet, balanced with the right amount of tartness.
We've discovered they fall apart quickly when cooked, so make excellent apple sauce. For bottling, we cut them up into small dice, put them in the bottles raw, add water to the top, then heat to around 180 degrees for 10 minutes or so.
Regarding storage, they seem to rot quickly, having quite a soft flesh. Next year we'll experiment more with drying them and see how they turn out.