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Apple varieties

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  • Photo of Calville Blanc d'HiverThe perfect choice for tarte aux pommes, its spicy aromatic flavor makes it one of the world's top culinary apples.
  • Large, with characteristic ribbed shape. Skin pale red with a tinge of yellow. Sweet, slight strawberry flavor with tender, juicy flesh. Good fresh and for baked apples, keeps its form with a smooth creamy texture.
  • A modern sweet variety, reminscent of Red Delicious.
  • A cider apple of medium size. Skin is smooth and red, with small indistinct yellow spots and side away from the sun is typically greenish yellow. The flesh is white, firm, sweet and rich.   Form is round, flattened and somewhat sunk at the ends.
  • Glossy yellow, and generally russet free apple with an extremely mild, somewhat pear-like flavor. Large, conical fruits is occasionally blushed with soft pink.
  • Streaked bright red. Very good flavor, very sweet, juicy.
  • Cooking and juice apple. Large, bright red fruit.
  • Large, green with red blush.
  • Medium-sized, golden fruit flushed red and russeted. Sweet and aromatic.
  • Photo of Carolina Red JuneA synonym for Red June.
  • Excellent eating apple, also for cooking.
  • Photo of CatsheadAn ancient English apple, cooks to sharp firm puree.
  • A synonym for Cameo.
  • Photo of CelliniAn unusual Victorian variety, primarily a culinary apple but can be eaten fresh. One of the best examples of the aniseed component of apple flavours.
  • A modern French apple derived from Golden Delicious but with better disease resistance.
  • Photo of Charles RossHandsome, juicy, versatile English classic - good for old-fashioned English cooking.
  • Medium in size, flattened shape, and indistinctly ribbed at the eye and on the body. The skin is green and covered with russet. The creamy white finely textured flesh is subacid to slightly sweet in flavor. Savory with mellow acidity; crisp, juicy.
  • Photo of Cheerfull Gold™A modern English apple variety, derived from Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious.
  • Photo of ChehalisLarge greenish yellow apple, usually with a pink blush on exposed side. Resembles Golden Delicious in looks and flavor but larger, crisper and more elongated. Crisp, cream colored flesh. Medium-fine texture. Sweet, slightly honeyed, juicy eating and baking apple.
  • Photo of Chenango StrawberryMedium to large fruit smooth, yellowish or greenish-white skin striped with crimson. Flesh juicy, mildly subacid, aromatic with a hint of strawberries. Skin smooth and tough. Pick when skin starts to turn milky.
  • Often shows dark red stripes and splashes of the solid red fruit. Keeps in storage one month longer than others of it's type.
  • Photo of ChieftainFruits are medium in size, round, and bright red. Flesh firm, juicy, white. Flavor subacid, milder than Jonathan but more sprightly than Delicious. Dual purpose, high quality. Keeps well.
  • Small. Cherry red blush over yellow. Outstanding dessert quality. Very long keeper.
  • Cider apple. Fruit green with red flush. Bittersweet flavor.
  • Photo of Chivers DelightDelightful, easy-going apple, sweet, juicy, crunchy - and some aromatic qualities
  • A synonym for Histon Favourite.
  • Photo of Christmas AppleA synonym for Lady Apple.
  • Photo of Christmas PearmainNice apple flavour, sweet but with refreshing sharpness, firm rather than crunchy
  • Photo of Christmas Pippin®A modern Cox-style variety, found growing by a roadside.
  • Medium sized apple, dark red with some yellow background color. Cinnamon flavored.
  • A synonym for Rubens.
  • Photo of Clark's SeedlingAn English culinary apple from the 1920s, uncertain origins. Widely known as Royal George.
  • Photo of Claygate PearmainA popular Victorian dessert apple, named after the village where it was discovered.
  • A synonym for Scarlett O'Hara.
  • A synonym for Sundance.
  • Photo of Cockett's RedA small but pretty red eating apple from Cambridgeshire, with a somewhat sharp flavour which mellows in storage.
  • Photo of Cockpit ImprovedA Yorkshire cooker, cooks to a sweet puree. An improved version of the original Cockpit.
  • A crisp, hard, winter apple which has a strong resemblance to Northern Spy, one of its parents.
  • Photo of Coeur de BoeufAnother ancient French cooker, cooks to lemon coloured sweet puree
  • Cooking apple in July, eating apple when ripe. Large, ribbed yellow fruit with a firm red juicy flesh. Mild, rich quince flavor and aroma. Very rare.
  • Very productive, very hardy, large dark red high quality eating apple. Connell Red is a gorgeous Fireside type. A good late keeping apple for northern areas.
  • A synonym for WineCrisp.
  • Photo of CorailA synonym for Pinova.
  • Photo of Cornish AromaticOld-fashioned variety from Cornwall, some pineapple flavours, very enjoyable
  • Photo of Cornish GilliflowerAn important English apple of the Victorian era, with a good sweet aromatic flavour.
  • Photo of CortlandOne of the more successful McIntosh offspring, with all the usual characteristics, including the sweet vinous flavour.
  • Marketed as a new non-GMO non-browning apple, Cosmic Crisp inherits reliability and disease-resistance from Enterprise and crisp flavor from Honeycrisp. Originally known as WA38.
  • A well-regarded early 20th century cooking apple from the east of England with a good pedigree.
  • Small to medium. Conical. Golden yellow skin, blushed red and spotted with russet. Flavor is strong and fruity.
  • Photo of Court Pendu PlatAncient French dessert variety, rich intense unique flavour
  • Photo of Cox QueenA synonym for Queen Cox.
  • Photo of Cox's Orange PippinThis is the benchmark for flavor in apples - from a good tree in a good year it can achieve exceptional flavor.
  • Primarily a culinary variety, cooks to a puree with a delicate apple flavour - but can be eaten fresh after storing. Good disease resistance and tolerates a wide range of soil types.
  • Does not color well. Softens in storage. Greasy skin.
  • Small to medium. Very bright mid-range red over yellow. Extremely crisp. Very good, rich flavor. Sweet/sharp flavor, spicy. Originally known as Coop 39.
  • Photo of Cripps PinkA synonym for Pink Lady.
  • Photo of Cripps RedA synonym for Sundowner.
  • Photo of CrispinA synonym for Mutsu.
  • Larger fruit with dark red skin underlaid with stripes. Crisp pure white flesh resists browning when cut. Tart tangy flavor. Dessert quality. Excellent for eating out of hand, cooking, and cider.
  • Red Delicious shape, Yellow Delicious character. Yellowish green skin with a beautiful distinctive reddish pink blush. Mildly sweet flesh. Good for fresh eating, cooking, freezing, drying.
  • A synonym for Scarlet Crofton.
  • Photo of Cybele Delrouval®An excellent new variety from France - sweet, crisp, juicy - one of the best mid-season varieties.

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