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Akane apple

One of the best early-season apples, better known in the USA than Europe, but would appeal to European tastes too.

Alexander apple

An old and attractive culinary apple, cooks to a puree.
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Alkmene apple

A very attractive early Cox-style apple, slightly sharper than Cox, sometimes known as Early Windsor.
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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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Ashmead's Kernel apple

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.
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Baldwin apple

A very popular old American apple variety, widely grown for culinary use, and a good keeper.
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Belle de Boskoop apple

A popular old dual-purpose apple from the Netherlands.
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Ben Davis apple

Once a commercial variety in US. Large, attractive fruit. Bright red over yellow. Firm, coarse flesh. Not particularly flavorful. Winter keeper.

Black Gilliflower apple

Very uniform in shape and size. Large, oblong, conical ribbed fruit. Dark red deepening to almost black. Greenish white flesh. Rich, mild, sweet flavor and distinctive aroma. Hangs long on the tree but must not be allowed to over ripen as flesh soon becomes dry.
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Blue Pearmain apple

An heirloom American apple variety, commonly found in New York state. Named for the blue-colored bloom.
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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.

Bramley 20 apple

A naturally less vigorous sport of the famous English cooking apple.
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Bramley's Seedling apple

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.
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Burgundy apple

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.
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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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Chehalis apple

Large 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.
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Chenango Strawberry apple

Medium 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.
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Cortland apple

One of the more successful McIntosh offspring, with all the usual characteristics, including the sweet vinous 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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Delicious apple

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.
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Discovery apple

A popular English early apple variety, and a good choice for the garden.
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Duchess of Oldenburg apple

An attractive early-season apple, originating from Russia in the 18th century, and now quite widely grown in northern Europe and the USA.

Early Fuji apple

Similar to regular Fuji, but harvests six weeks earlier.
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Egremont Russet apple

The definitive English russet apple, with the charateristic sweet/dry "nutty" flavour.
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Elstar apple

One of the best Golden Delicious offspring, the sweet/sharp flavor is more reminscent of Cox's Orange Pippin.
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Empire apple

One of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.
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Enterprise apple

A modern American late-season disease-resistant apple with a sharp flavor and good keeping qualities.
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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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Fall Pippin apple

Large, yellow fall apple. Good flavor and keeper. Flesh tender, rich and of very good quality. Excellent for eating but especially desirable for culinary use.

Fallawater apple

Good sauce and culinary apple. Large, green fruit turning to light green upon ripening. Sometimes over 6 inches in diameter. Subacid to mildly sweet flavor.
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Fameuse apple

A very hardy apple variety. Also known as the Snow Apple of Quebec, from plantings in early French settlements in Quebec.
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Fiesta apple

One of the best Cox-style apples, and much easier to grow. Often marketed as Red Pippin.
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Freedom apple

Good multi-use apple. Medium to large red fruit on almost invisible yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, sweet, good-tasting flesh. Subacid, sprightly flavor.
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Gala apple

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

Gano apple

Fruit has light yellow skin that is striped and flushed red. It turns purple-red upon ripening. Flesh firm, crisp and juicy, subacid flavor.
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Ginger Gold apple

An attractive yellow apple from Virginia
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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.
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Golden Russet apple

Golden Russet is usually considered as one of the best-flavored of the American russet apples.
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Granny Smith apple

The most instantly-recognised of all apples, and perhaps Australia's most famous export.

Gravenstein apple

An old apple variety from Denmark which remains very popular in both Europe and North America on account of its high quality flavor.
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Grimes Golden apple

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.

Hawaii apple

Gourmet dessert apple with a flavor and aroma like pineapple. Large, yellow fruit with light pinkish orange striping gives overall orange appearance. Exceptionally sweet flavor is largely influenced by Gravenstein.
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Holstein apple

Noted for its excellent orange-yellow juice, fairly soft, slight pineapple flavour
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Honeycrisp apple

Sometimes marketed as Honey Crisp, 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.

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.

Hudson's Golden Gem apple

Excellent eating apple. Large conical and elongated fruit. Dull yellow russet skin. Crisp, sugary flesh with nutty flavor.
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Idared apple

Idared is notable for its exceptional keeping qualities. It has a pleasant mild but undistinguished apple flavor.

Jefferies apple

Choice early fall apple. Thin-skinned fruit, light red with darker red stripes. Flesh is juicy, crisp yet melting. Rich, pear-like flavor.
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Jonagold apple

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

Medium size, firm fruit with 90% dark red color over greenish background. Flesh firm, crisp, high quality with flavor similar to McIntosh.
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Jonathan apple

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.
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Kandil Sinap apple

Tall cylindrical apple. Creamy, yellow porcelain-like skin with red blush. Crisp, juicy, fine-textured flesh, excellent flavor.
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Karmijn de Sonnaville apple

A Cox-style apple from the Netherlands, very attractive autumnal colours, and the potential for very good flavor.
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Keepsake apple

Unattractive, irregularly shaped, 2.25 to 2.75 inch diameter, 90% red fruit. Fine grained, hard, very crisp, juicy light yellow flesh. Strongly aromatic flavor. Very hardy. Mellows with age. Attains peak fresh eating quality in January or February. Keeps in storage through April.
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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 David apple

A good quality American apple variety, notable for its resistance to fireblight.
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Liberty apple

Sounds like an heirloom variety, but actually a modern American apple variety, developed specifically for disease resistance.
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Macoun apple

Another McIntosh style apple variety from the famous Geneva Research Station, and considered one of the better ones.
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McIntosh apple

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

Official Ohio State apple. Large flattened fruit. Yellowish green skin flushed and streaked dark red with russet spots. Firm, coarse, juicy creamy white flesh. Slightly acid flavor. Very good cooking and dessert qualities. Best after Christmas when it develops it's fruity aroma.
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Mother apple

An old Massachusetts apple variety rated for its flavor.
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Mutsu apple

A versatile dual-purpose apple, sharp but still pleasant to eat fresh. Also known as Crispin.
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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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Opalescent apple

A popular large New England apple, sweet, crunchy, juicy, hint of strawberries - a well-flavoured apple.
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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.
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Pinova apple

An attractive yellow apple with a pink/orange flush. Crops heavily and stores well. Also known as Pinata.

Prima apple

Medium to large fruit with dark red blush over yellow. Juicy white flesh with mild subacid flavor.
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Pristine apple

Beautiful lemon-yellow apple with a perfect finish. This high quality apple is very productive and is a good keeper for an early apple.

Pumpkin Sweet 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.

Red Astrachan apple

Eating, cooking and cider apple. Medium sized, crimson colored, flesh is juicy, tart and crisp with good flavor. Very short storage.
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Reinette Grise du Canada apple

A more russeted form of the popular Reinette du Canada. Grown commercially in France and Italy.
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Rhode Island Greening apple

One of the oldest American varieties, known since the 1650s, and widely planted in the USA. Its main use is in cooking.
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Ribston Pippin apple

Famous Yorkshire apple variety, probably the parent of Cox's Orange Pippin.
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Rome Beauty apple

An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.
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Roxbury Russet apple

Probably the first apple variety originating in North America, as a seedling from a variety brought from Europe by early settlers.

Sansa apple

Red, medium large. Sweet with acid. Resembles Gala flavor.
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Smokehouse apple

Large, flattish shape, yellow flushed and striped red. Flesh crisp, yellowish, moderately fine-grained. Fresh cider flavor. Very good quality cooking, eating, and baking apple. Keeps well through March.

Spigold apple

Large golden yellow fruit 75% covered with bright red stripes. Tender skin. Fine grained firm crisp yellow flesh, sprightly and sweet. Stores well.

Stayman apple

An old American dual-purpose apple variety, popular in Virginia. Descended from Winesap, and in most respects an even better apple.

Summer Rambo apple

Attractive, large, brightly striped, red fruit. Breaking, crisp, exceptionally juicy flesh. Subacid, aromatic flavor.
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Sunrise apple

One of the best early apple varieties, ripening in the UK in late August.

Tolman Sweet apple

Excellent for cider and drying, also a good dessert and baking apple. Large green or yellow apple, sometimes blushed red with lines of russet, often marked by a suture top to bottom. Flesh is firm, dry to moderately juicy, decidedly sweet. Historically, a highly esteemed "sweet" apple.
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Tydeman's Early Worcester apple

A sweet early-season English apple, grown commercially on a small scale. Has a good flavour and somewhat under-rated.

Wagener apple

One of the best late fall varieties for dessert, sauce, cider, juice and storage. Doesn't shrivel. Medium sized, glossy green, red flushed fruit. White flesh, very crisp, juicy and tender, resembles NorthernSpy in taste.

Wealthy apple

Excellent dessert and multi-use apple, picked a few weeks early for cooking. Beautiful fruit ripens to bright red across the surface. Crisp, juicy flesh. Refreshing, sprightly, vinous flavor.

Westfield Seek-no-Further apple

Creamy yellow fruit streaked red with some russeting. Crisp, tender, juicy and aromatic flesh with distinctive flavor. Not recommended for cooking.

William's Pride apple

Fruit is medium in size and slightly conic in shape with a rich aromatic flavor. Apples are 70-80% red with excellent eating quality.

Yellow Transparent apple

Well-known early summer apple, good for drying, freezing, sauce, juice and wine. Transparent pale yellow skin. Crisp, light-textured, juicy flesh. Very sweet flavor. Not good storer.

York Imperial apple

Good cooking/baking apple and excellent keeper.

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