How do you like them apples?

Sir, – Mr Justice Peter Charleton may know the varieties of apple he prefers (News, November 16th). But he – or his judicial assistant – is incorrect to say that Cox's and Braeburn are the most commonly available varieties of English eating apple. Braeburn is a New Zealand variety, discovered in 1952 as what breeders call a "chance seedling". – Yours, etc,


Dublin 22.