Forget granny smiths here are 10 great apples you need to try

From catshead to ribston pippin, some of the most delicious apples rarely find their way into supermarkets. These heritage varieties are worth seeking out Picture the scene: you walk into your local pizzeria, and on the menu is a choice between margherita and romana no fiorentina, no quattro stagioni and definitely no double pepperoni with extra cheese. Wouldnt you feel short-changed, even outraged? So why dont we feel the same when shopping for apples? British supermarkets typically stock a dozen or so varieties and, even in this prime apple-harvesting month, some will be imports from the other side of the world. All year, all over the country, the lineup is predictable: braeburn, Pink Lady, jazz, gala, cox, golden delicious, granny …