Like a flat Stirling Castle: deep golden with a scarlet flush, Stobo Castle cooks to a sharp creamy froth. An early apple, named by David Storrie. Always strong trees in the nursery.
There’s a tree at Melrose Abbey – an old wizened stick – presumably the mother plant. Ribbed, yellow dual purpose apple. I happily munched one at Elcho Castle last year and was surprised to see the label. Used to be commercially grown in the Borders.