Cooking Apple Cultivar Suggestions
I'm thinking about adding 2 apple trees to my collection. I have lots of good eating apples, but would like to add two good cooking apples to the mix. I am intrigued by Calville Blanc (Calville Blanc d'Hiver) and Belle de Boskoop, but their chill hour requirement might be a tad high for me (I'm probably not over 600 ch here). Not sure if these would cross pollinate each other, as they're about a month apart for ripening times, but they sound like they are very good apples for cooking and desserts. Any comments about these two varieties or any other suggestions for good cooking apples that might have some history behind them?