10 March 1999
Apple activists picket restaurant

APPLE growers picketed one of the countrys top restaurants yesterday (Tuesday) after the chef disparaged the British Bramley variety of the fruit on television.

Gordon Ramsay, one of a new generation of “angry young chefs”, substituted French Granny Smith apples for Bramley apples during his television programme.

Yesterday 20 chanting protesters from the Bramley Apple Campaign Group picketed his Chelsea, London restaurant.

The apple growers claim that Mr Ramsey, who they had paid £3500 to promote British apples, also insulted the chairman of the Bramley Apple Growers Association.