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Photo of Adams's Pearmain

Adams's Pearmain apple

Classic Victorian 'pearmain' shape apple with a nutty sweet flavour.
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Arkansas Black apple

A long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.
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Braeburn apple

Braeburn was the first of the new wave of bi-colored supermarket apple varieties, and re-established the importance of flavor in commercial apples.
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Calville Blanc d'Hiver apple

The perfect choice for tarte aux pommes, its spicy aromatic flavor makes it one of the world's top culinary apples.
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Claygate Pearmain apple

A popular Victorian dessert apple, named after the village where it was discovered.
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Cornish Gilliflower apple

An important English apple of the Victorian era, with a good sweet aromatic flavour.
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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.
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Delprim apple

A good quality early-season variety, developed by the Delbard nursery in France, with an interesting pedigree. Deserves to be more widely grown.
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Esopus Spitzenburg apple

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.
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Gavin apple

Early attempt to breed a scab-resistant dessert apple, surprisingly good sweet/sharp flavour - an under-rated apple

Hubbardston Nonesuch apple

Large, rugged fruit with red skin, highlight of gold. Flesh hard, crisp yet fine-grained. Sprightly and rich flavor, becoming sweeter when fully ripe.
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Jupiter apple

One of the best Cox-style varieties, slightly more robust flavour than Cox
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Kidd's Orange Red apple

Marries the complex aromatic qualities of English Cox apples with the scented flavour of American Delicious. A good apple for the gardener as well.
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King Charles Pearmain apple

An attractive 19th century pearmain-shaped apple with a dull golden yellow skin. The flesh is firm, fairly juicy, and strongly flavoured.
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King David apple

A good quality American apple variety, notable for its resistance to fireblight.
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King's Acre Pippin apple

A good late-season English dessert apple, with a strong flavour. Keeps well.
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Lady Apple

Lady, or Api, is an old French apple variety with a good aromatic flavor, and many decorative uses.

Little Pax apple

A new English apple variety, recently discovered at St. Cecilia's Abbey on the Isle of Wight.

Lord Burghley apple

A well-regarded Victorian winter dessert apple, and an excellent keeper.
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Lord Hindlip apple

A versatile English dessert variety from the late Victorian era, and one of the longest-keeping apples.
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Lord Lambourne apple

Popular garden variety, many uses, good balance of sweet and sharp
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Margil apple

A very old variety, with a good flavour.

New Rock Pippin apple

An old English late-season dessert apple variety originating from Cambridgeshire. Highly regarded by 19th century writers for its dry firm flesh and rich flavour and hint of anise.
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Newtown Pippin apple

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.
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Northern Spy apple

A widely grown American heirloom apple variety. The fruit is late ripening and stores well.
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Orleans Reinette apple

An old-fashioned 18th century French apple, with a good reputation for flavour, but usually not a good cropper.
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Pixie apple

A popular garden variety, and a very good Cox substitute, quite sharp flavour
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Queen Cox apple

A popular self-fertile sport of Cox's Orange Pippin, similar excellent flavour but slightly easier to grow.
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Red Windsor apple

A red sport of Alkmene, with the same strong Cox-style flavour, but with a distinctly different appearance. Also known as Sweet Lilibet.
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Rubinette apple

Probably the best-tasting apple in the world.

Saint Everard apple

One of the more unusual Cox-derived apples, Saint Everard is the result of Cox pollinated by a well-regarded old English variety, Margil. As might be expected it has a high quality aromatic flavour. However it suffers from the cultural difficulties of Cox's Orange Pippin and did not achieve commercial success.
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Scrumptious apple

A new early-season English dessert apple, with very good flavour.
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Sunset apple

Popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, and has a similar flavour albeit lacking some of the depth.

William Crump apple

An intensely flavoured English apple, related to Cox and Worcester Pearmain.
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Winesap apple

Often known as Virginia Winesap, a tart small apple, and like many US heirloom varieties, keeps well in store.

Winter Gem apple

A late-season modern English apple with a good aromatic flavour.
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Yellow Ingestrie apple

An attractive old yellow apple, with quite a strong apple flavour

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