Posted: 27/03/2013 at 20:54
I just wrote a long reply about Cox's and lost it by hitting the wrong key - blame my lurgy - but they need quite a bit of tlc, don't like damp and windy conditions, are prone to disease and in my experience the apples tend to vary a lot in size. There are lots of nice apples out there, they're just not as well known.
My little Concorde espalier was only planted last autumn and only has two little branches and a leader, so it'll be a while before I get any fruit. Concorde is a lovely pear, with the flavour of it's parent Conference, and the sweet buttery texture of a Comice. I'm so looking forward to picking my own.
I bought it (and fruit bushes etc) from here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/ an online supplier local to us here. The website is good and they are very helpful, answering queries and offering advice by email and phone. I have no hesitation in recommending them.
I have no connection with them other than as a customer.