September - November I Montauban, France
These sharp dessert apples, with distinctive red flush and dense white flesh, come straight from Marc, one of Natoora's most valued growers. His orchards on the slopes of the Montauban valley produce exceptional fruit, from Reine Claude greengages in August to heritage varieties of apple in the autumn. Apples grow in his lowest orchard, where the humidity levels and well-irrigated limestone soil provide the perfect growing conditions for the trees. Unlike most apple growers, his varieties grow in mixed orchards, encouraging natural cross pollination and greater biodiversity.