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Apple varieties

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  • These semi-tart apples are crisp with just the right mixture of sweetness and zip for fresh off the tree eating. Smooth striped skin is cherry red and very attractive.
  • Photo of EarligoldAs an early season apple, Earligold is a good eating and cooking apple.
  • Similar to regular Fuji, but harvests six weeks earlier.
  • Cooking apple, especially good for sauce, and eating apple when fully ripe. Golden with slight blush of brownish orange. Crisp, tender, creamy white flesh with subacid flavor
  • Small, sprightly, aromatically flavored with solid rich dark red skin and crisp yellowish flesh sometimes streaked with red.
  • A synonym for Emneth Early.
  • Photo of Early WindsorA synonym for Alkmene.
  • A large apple with a firmer flesh than Yellow Delicious and a fine strawberry aroma.
  • Developed in Canada in the 1970s and introduced around 2006 under the trade name Eden, the flesh of this variety does not turn brown when cut. Not to be confused with the English variety called Eden which was introduced in the 1950s.
  • Medium size. Red blush over cream.
  • Photo of Edward VIIA popular English garden cooking apple, very easy to grow.
  • Photo of Egremont RussetThe definitive English russet apple, with the charateristic sweet/dry "nutty" flavour.
  • A new apple variety developed to have low levels of the allergenic compounds which can cause mild allergic reaction to apples in some people.
  • Photo of Ellison's OrangeOne of the best offspring of Cox's Orange Pippin, with a distinct aniseed flavor.
  • Photo of ElstarOne of the best Golden Delicious offspring, the sweet/sharp flavor is more reminscent of Cox's Orange Pippin.
  • Photo of Elton BeautyAn attractive early-season English apple, related to James Grieve.
  • Also known as Early Victoria, Emneth Early is a very early-season "codlin" type apple. It was grown commercially in East Anglia and elsewhere, particularly for jam production.
  • Photo of EmpireOne of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.
  • Fruit is medium sized, 90% red, with excellent eating quality and the aromatics of Jonamac.
  • Photo of EnterpriseA modern American late-season disease-resistant apple with a sharp flavor and good keeping qualities.
  • Photo of EpicureSmall, firm early apple. Very good dessert quality. Often known as Laxton's Epicure.
  • Eating apple. Medium size fruit, deep yellow skin with stripes. Flesh especially hard and crisp with sweet aromatic flavor.
  • Photo of Esopus SpitzenburgOne 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.
  • Photo of EstivaleA very good early/mid-season apple from France, also known as Delcorf and Delbarestivale.
  • Medium to large, greenish yellow fruit ripening to a clear golden color. Excellent eating quality. Good for cooking. Flesh remains crisp and juicy even after months in storage.
  • Evelina is a red-coloured sport of Pinova, a modern disease-resistant apple related to Golden Delicious and Cox's Orange Pippin.
  • More acid than Jonagold.
  • Small to medium size. Red stripes over greenish yellow. Crisp, sweet, juicy with sharp flavor.

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