I'm growing two standard apple trees that I've chosen so that their seasons complement each other in theory. The first is Court of Wick - a small yellowish apple. They are supposed to be good to eat from October until December. So far so good. The skin shrinks and puckers a little as they age but the flavour is great.
The other apple is a Tydeman's Late Orange. It is a larger apple, looking a bit more like a typical shop-bought Braeburn. It's advertised season is December to April. They are too sharp to eat straight off the tree. I tried the first one last week and it was delicious. It's skin was as firm as when it was picked and it looks as though it will keep for another couple of months. I've been eating them and using them for cooking for recipes that need dessert apples.
I'm really pleased with how well they have kept. I haven't got enough to keep us through the winter this year, but there are enough to make a dent in the shopping bill. If there are more next year I'm going to have to find a better way to store them as I only just had enough space this year. A nice dilemma to have.