All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown
  1. Honeycrisp apple

    Sometimes marketed as Honey Crisp or Honeycrunch, this is a crisp, and predominantly sweet, modern variety from the USA. It was developed by the University of Minnesota specifically for growers in cold climates, and is one of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties.

  2. Photo of Pink Lady®

    Pink Lady® apple

    One of the best-known modern apples, Pink Lady is actually a trademark and the variety is more correctly known as Cripps Pink.

  3. Photo of Fuji

    Fuji apple

    Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavoured, and keeps well.

  4. Photo of Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious apple

    Undoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when home-grown.

  5. Photo of McIntosh

    McIntosh apple

    A crisp red apple with bright white flesh and refreshing sweet flavor.

  6. Photo of Cortland

    Cortland apple

    One of the more successful McIntosh offspring, with all the usual characteristics, including the sweet vinous flavour.

  7. Jonagold apple

    A very popular commercial variety, with a good flavour. Inherits many of the good qualities of its parents Jonathan and Golden Delicious.

  8. Photo of Cox's Orange Pippin

    Cox's Orange Pippin apple

    This is the benchmark for flavor in apples - from a good tree in a good year it can achieve exceptional flavor.

  9. Photo of Gala

    Gala apple

    One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities.

  10. Photo of Red Delicious

    Red Delicious apple

    One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.

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