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Westfield Seek-No-Further

Why you should be excited

Westfield Seek-No-Further is a wonderful throw-back to old English apples, even if it is entirely North American.

The story of Westfield Seek-No-Further

Given how the U.S. culture tends to express itself, you would be forgiven if you sometimes forgot that the U.S.A. started out as a group of British Colonies.

This heritage is reflected in some of the U.K.-like taste preferences of early U.S.A.

Take the Westfield Seek-No-Further apple, for example. Here’s a variety very much reminiscent of old English apples, with a sweet nuttiness like so many varieties ‘back home.’ As a result, of course, it was hugely popular in the young United States, qualifying as New England’s favourite eating apple of the 19th century.

And it’s still delicious today, regardless of its nationality.

Westfield Seek-No-Further Facts

Its origins

Discovered in Westfield, Massachusetts, USA, in the 18th century.

Flavour, aroma, texture

Highly thought of for its sweet, nutty flavour reminiscent of classic old English varieties.

Appearance

This apple's yellow-green background is flushed and striped with red. It also sometimes has some russet.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in late September).

Quality for fresh eating

Very good.

Quality for cooking

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability

Good (as much as 2 or 3 months when kept refrigerated).