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One of the best early-season apples, better known in the USA than Europe, but would appeal to European tastes too.
An old and attractive culinary apple, cooks to a puree.
A very attractive early Cox-style apple, slightly sharper than Cox, sometimes known as Early Windsor.
An unusual apple with a very dense flesh and an intense aromatic flavor, quite similar to the well-known Winesap apple to which it is possibly related. A late-season apple which needs to be stored for a month or so before use. The strong flavour makes this a useful apple for the kitchen or for cider. ...
A very old apple variety, with a drab appearance which belies a unique peardrop flavour. Ashmead's Kernel is also one of very small number of English apple varieties that also thrives in North America.
A very popular old American apple variety, widely grown for culinary use, and a good keeper.
Belle de Boskoop
A popular old dual-purpose apple from the Netherlands.
Plenty of spurs. Wide adaptablility. Consistent cropper.
Vigorous, healthy and fruitful tree.
An heirloom American apple variety, commonly found in New York state. Named for the blue-colored bloom.
Introduced at a time when Red Delicious and Golden Delicious dominated commercial apple production in the second half of the 20th century Braeburn represented a new-wave of apples. It had the bi-colored appearance we have now come to expect in modern apples, and more importantly, it had a far more sophisticated ...
Bramley's Seedling is the definitive English cooking apple. It produces heavy crops of large apples with a sharp acidic flavour, which cook down to a smooth puree.
Fruit is large, round, very intense pigment, almost blackish red. Solid blush without stripes. Skin is smooth and glossy. Flesh crisp, subacid, very good eating quality. Fruits hang well for 3 weeks after harvest ripe. Storage life is short, no more than a month.
Calville Blanc d'Hiver
The perfect choice for tarte aux pommes, its spicy aromatic flavor makes it one of the world's top culinary apples.
Bears a good crop. Moderately vigorous tree is self pollinating. Highly scab resistant: Somewhat mildew resistant. Excellent apple for organic growers who like a big sweet, yellow apple.
Tree medium size, vigorous, long lived. Regular bearer. Extended ripening time makes it suitable for a home orchard.
Cortland was one of the first varieties developed from the popular McIntosh, and inherits the characteristic sweet white flesh and crimson skin of its father. However Cortland is a noticeably larger apple and in a good season the flavour can have a more robust yet perfumed quality. A good apple for ...
Cox's Orange Pippin
This is the benchmark for flavor in apples - from a good tree in a good year it can achieve exceptional flavor.
One of the most famous and important American apple varieties. The original Delicious has a flavor that many find superior to the numerous sports such as Red Delicious that have been developed from it.
A popular English early apple variety, and a good choice for the garden.
Duchess of Oldenburg
An attractive early-season apple, originating from Russia in the 18th century, and now quite widely grown in northern Europe and the USA.
Similar to regular Fuji, but harvests six weeks earlier.
The definitive English russet apple. The skin is an attractive gold colour with a sandpaper-like finish, and the flavour is characteristically dry and sweet. Egremont Russet makes a very good tree for the garden.
One of the best Golden Delicious offspring, the sweet/sharp flavor is more reminscent of Cox's Orange Pippin.
Empire is a cross between two great North American apples, McIntosh and Red Delicious. The usual McIntosh characteristics are readily apparent – especially the crisp white juicy flesh. The contribution of the delicate scented flavor of Red Delicious makes this one of the best “Mac”-style apples.
A modern American late-season disease-resistant apple with a sharp flavor and good keeping qualities.
One of the great American apple varieties, thought to be Thomas Jefferson's favourite. Noted for its spicy flavour, and for its susceptibility to any and every disease afflicting apples.
Some disease resistance.
Good, regular bearer, subject to Cedar apple Rust
A very hardy apple variety. Also known as the Snow Apple of Quebec, from plantings in early French settlements in Quebec.
One of the best Cox-style apples, and much easier to grow. Often marketed as Red Pippin.
Tree is resistant to major apple tree diseases.
One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities.
Fruit has light yellow skin that is striped and flushed red. It turns purple-red upon ripening. Flesh firm, crisp and juicy, subacid flavor.
An attractive yellow apple from Virginia
Golden Delicious is one of the most commercially successful apples of all time, so much so that it has become a victim of its own success. Apple enthusiasts looking for something different tend to dismiss it as bland and boring. Yet this is an apple that deserves re-evaluating. Look out for examples ...
Golden Russet is usually considered as one of the best-flavored of the American russet apples.
The most instantly-recognised of all apples, and perhaps Australia's most famous export.
An old apple variety from Denmark which remains very popular in both Europe and North America on account of its high quality flavor.
Great historical interest as the probable parent of Golden Delicious, with similar sweet flavour and good keeping qualities, and widely planted during early 20th century.
Growth habit is moderate spreading and easily trained. Tends to be biennial.
Noted for its excellent orange-yellow juice, fairly soft, slight pineapple flavour
Honeycrisp is a very new, developed by the University of Minnesota specifically for growers in cold climates, and is one of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties. It is an apple that certainly lives up to its name – sweet and crisp. However this is not the dense crispness of a Braeburn but more like ...
Tree is a regular and abundant producer of evenly sized fruit.
Hudson's Golden Gem
Vigorous tree. Disease resistant.
Idared is notable for its exceptional keeping qualities. It has a pleasant mild but undistinguished apple flavor.
Tree is hardy, scab and mildew resistant. Bears regularly and heavily.
Jonagold is a very popular late-season apple that also keeps well. It was developed in the USA in the mid-twentieth century and has become popular in many other apple-growing countries. As its name suggests Jonagold is a cross between Golden Delicious pollinated by Jonathan. The result is a large ...
Medium size, productive, medium vigor tree. Hardy to -50 degrees with occasional winter injury. Fruit hangs well on the tree.
A classic American variety, and widely regarded as one of the best flavoured with a good sweet/sharp balance. A precocious and productive tree in US apple-growing regions.
Tree tends toward small, pyramidal shape. Heavy, regular bearer.
Karmijn de Sonnaville
A Cox-style apple from the Netherlands, very attractive autumnal colours, and the potential for very good flavor.
Moderately vigorous spreading tree. Resistant to fire blight and cedar apple rust.
Kidd's Orange Red
Marries the complex aromatic qualities of English Cox apples with the scented flavour of American Delicious. A good apple for the gardener as well.
A good quality American apple variety, notable for its resistance to fireblight.
King of Tompkins County
An old American variety from New Jersey. The fruit is very large, and keeps well.
Small tree bears heavily. Recommended for home garden.
Sounds like an heirloom variety, but actually a modern American apple variety, developed specifically for disease resistance.
Rarely available outside its native New England, but well worth seeking out if you can find it. Macoun is perhaps the best of the “Mac” style apples, with a pronounced floral note to its sweet juicy flesh. However the flavour does not keep, this is an apple best eaten soon after picking – the season ...
A crisp red apple with bright white flesh and refreshing sweet flavor.
Tree is vigorous, productive, annual bearer. Growth habit is spreading and moderate. Crop is heavy but biennial.
An old Massachusetts apple variety rated for its flavor.
A versatile dual-purpose apple, sharp but still pleasant to eat fresh. Also known as Crispin.
Also known as Albermarle Pippin. Made famous by none other than Thomas Jefferson, who grew them in his orchard at Monticello. One of the first US apple exports to the UK.
A widely grown American heirloom apple variety. The fruit is late ripening and stores well.
A popular large New England apple, sweet, crunchy, juicy, hint of strawberries - a well-flavoured apple.
One of the best-known modern apples, Pink Lady is actually a trademark and the variety is more correctly known as Cripps Pink.
An attractive yellow apple with a pink/orange flush. Crops heavily and stores well. Also known as Pinata.
Disease-resistant variety which is immune to scab and resistant to fire blight, cedar apple rust and mildew.
Beautiful lemon-yellow apple with a perfect finish. This high quality apple is very productive and is a good keeper for an early apple.
Prized for baking, good for canning or eating. Yellow skin marbled with greenish-yellow and a brown flush. Sweet, nonacid flesh is crisp and juicy.
Very productive every other year.
Tree is early and heavy bearer, tendency to biennial bearing can be somewhat controlled by timely thinning and pruning.
Reinette Grise du Canada
A more russeted form of the popular Reinette du Canada. Grown commercially in France and Italy.
Rhode Island Greening
One of the oldest American varieties, known since the 1650s, and widely planted in the USA. Its main use is in cooking.
One of the most important Victorian dessert apples, and historically interesting as the probable parent of the world famous Cox's Orange Pippin.
An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.
Probably the first apple variety originating in North America, as a seedling from a variety brought from Europe by early settlers.
Probably the best-tasting apple in the world.
Far out-produces Akane.
Vigorous tree. Bears young, quite productive and a reliable bearer.
Spartan has the classic maroon skin and bright white flesh of a “Mac” style apple. The flesh is bright white and glistens with juice. The flavour is essentially sweet but has a distinctive wine-like note. Best eaten in season – up to Christmas – because the vinous-flavor fades in storage. Useful ...
Important to train early into spreading shape. Tendency toward biennial bearing.
An old American dual-purpose apple variety, popular in Virginia. Descended from Winesap, and in most respects an even better apple.
vigorous tree bears heavily and early. Some disease resistance.
One of the best early apple varieties, ripening in the UK in late August.
Yields full crops annually
Tree moderately vigorous, a good cropper.
Tydeman's Early Worcester
A sweet early-season English apple, grown commercially on a small scale. Has a good flavour and somewhat under-rated.
Hardy, scab resistant tree bears well and heavily. Thinning necessary to produce large fruit.
Long blooming period makes it a good pollinator. Heavy and early producer. Tends toward biennial bearing.
Creamy yellow fruit streaked red with some russeting. Crisp, tender, juicy and aromatic flesh with distinctive flavor. Not recommended for cooking.
Resistance to apple scab and cedar apple rust. Good resistance to fireblight and powdery mildew.
Often known as Virginia Winesap, a tart small apple, and like many US heirloom varieties, keeps well in store.
Named for the alleged banana-like flavour.
Named after the place where it was found. Notable for its very large size, primarily used for cooking. The tree is exceptionally cold hardy and disease resistant.
Tree does well on warm, well-drained soils. Susceptible to scab.
Good cooking/baking apple and excellent keeper.