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Apple varieties

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  • Lady Apple apple  

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

    A well-regarded large late-season Victorian apple variety, primarily a cooker.
  • Lady Hollendale  apple

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    An attractive crimson-striped early-season English apple, originating in East Anglia.
  • Lady in Red  apple

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    A synonym for Pink Lady.
  • Lady Sudeley  apple

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    A well-known and attractive English early-season apple from the late Victorian era.
  • Lady Williams  apple

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    An attractive red flushed Australian apple of uncertain parentage, but with excellent keeping qualities.
  • Lakeland  apple

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    Medium sized fruit dark red striped. Flesh is yellow sometimes slightly tinged with red. Fine textured, juicy, and mildly acid. Excellent for pies and sauce. Good all-purpose apple. Good keeper, keeping until December.
  • Lamb Abbey Pearmain  apple

    Small and intensely flavored with a hint of pineapple
  • Lane's Prince Albert  apple

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    A classic Victorian English cooking apple, and remains a popular garden variety.
  • Langton's Nonsuch  apple

    An old English variety, originating in Church Langton, Leicestershire, from which its name derives.
  • Late Harrison  apple

    Medium in size and round to oblong in shape, the yellow skin has black dots, and the yellow flesh is coarse and dry
  • Laxton's Epicure  apple

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    A synonym for Epicure.
  • Laxton's Fortune  apple

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    A popular English Cox-style variety, with a sweeter flavour and easier to grow, raised by the famous Laxton Bros. nursery in Bedford, UK.
  • Laxton's Superb  apple

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    The definitive late Victorian dessert apple, firm, Cox-style but sweeter, understated but very "more-ish".
  • Leather Coat  apple

    Medium, golden-yellow skin covered with russeting. Sweet-sharp intense flavor.
  • Lemon Pippin  apple

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    Good for drying. Small, yellow dotted fruit with greenish-white, crisp, acid flesh.
  • Liberty  apple

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

    Medium size and deep or dull red color. Flesh is yellowish, hard, aromatic.
  • Limelight  apple

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    Developed by UK apple breeder H. Ermen, based on the Greensleeves apple from East Malling Research Station.
  • Lindamac  apple

    One hundred percent red, otherwise same as McIntosh.
  • Little Pax™  apple

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

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    A McIntosh-style apple from Canada, generally believed to be better all-round than its parent.
  • Lodi  apple

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    An attractive yellow early-season apple with a sharp flavor, best used for cooking.
  • Lombart's Calville  apple

    Medium-large yellow fruit. Sweet, juicy, rich flavor.
  • Lord Burghley  apple

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

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    A popular good-quality English cooking apple of the Victorian era.
  • Lord Hindlip  apple

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

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    Popular garden variety, many uses, good balance of sweet and sharp
  • Lord Peckover  apple

    An early-season apple, originating from the East Anglia region of England, with an attractive crimson flushed skin.
  • Lubsk Queen  apple

    White porcelain-like skin with splashes and blushes of bright pink and red. Firm, tart snow-white flesh. Brisk flavor.
  • Lyman's Large Summer  apple

    Large, green fruit ripens yellow. Firm, crisp, and juicy.

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