'Bramley apples' from England, looking for substitute

Naples, FL(Zone 10a)

When making apple pies in England Bramley apples are the apples of choice. Here I have found Granny Smith to be similar in flavor but not in texture. What tart apples to you recommend for use in apple pies?I have a wonderful Dutch Apple Pie recipe that I intend to make for the holidays.
I'm in SW Florida so depend on what gets trucked in, no apple growers here!!

High Desert, CA(Zone 8a)

personally i prefer combination of golden delicious or gala so i do not have to use more sugar. i hope these links help u decide http://www.pickyourown.org/applepiefilling.htm , http://www.applesource.com/marktdir.html

edited to add link: http://www.pickyourown.org/apples.htm , http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1997/9-12-1997/apples.html , http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/apples/varieties.html

This message was edited Nov 15, 2007 8:31 AM

Naples, FL(Zone 10a)

Those are some very nice resources; I wish I didn't need to stick with the commercially available varieties. I will give it a try!! Thanks.

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