All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Apple varieties

If the variety you are looking for is not listed here, please let us know by filling in our new variety request form or use our attribute search page to find varieties.

  • Rajka  apple

    Photo of Rajka
    A modern variety from the Czech Republic, bred specifically for disease resistance.
  • Rall's Janet  apple

    Pleasant flavor, flesh like McIntosh. Juicy.
  • Ramsdell Sweet  apple

    Red apple of good size and very good quality. In season from mid-autumn to mid-winter. Skin thin, rather tough, smooth yellow nearly overspread with an attractive dark red with a blue bloom. Flesh tinged with yellow firm, fine, tender, juicy, very sweet, quality good to very good.
  • Raritan  apple

    Red, good quality. Becomes sweet when allowed to ripen fully.
  • Razor Russet  apple

    A russeted sport of Golden Delicious, discovered in Kentucky in the 1970s. A great russet apple with excellent flavor. Medium sized with golden bronze skin, almost entirely covered with a yellowish brown russet. Flesh is firm, slightly coarse yellowish white. Remarkable for its sugar content. Great for fresh eating and for cooking.
  • Red Alkmene  apple

    Photo of Red Alkmene
    A synonym for Red Windsor.
  • Red Astrachan  apple

    Eating, cooking and cider apple. Medium sized, crimson colored, flesh is juicy, tart and crisp with good flavor. Very short storage.
  • Red Baron  apple

    Medium size. Coarse, dryish flesh. Pear-flavored. Acceptable mild (non-tart) cooking apple. Not very juicy. Orange blush over yellow, resembling traditional peach coloring.
  • Red Berlepsch  apple

    Crisp, juicy, aromatic and fine-textured white flesh with a high Vitamin C content.
  • Red Bietigheimer  apple

    Large fruit is pale yellow to green overlaid with red. Firm, juicy white flesh is coarse and crisp with subacid flavor.
  • Red Bouquet Delicious  apple

    Fruit has dark red skin. Flesh is crisper and has better flavor than regular Red Delicious.
  • Red Delicious  apple

    Photo of Red Delicious
    One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.
  • Red Devil  apple

    Photo of Red Devil
    Red Devil is an attractive modern English mid-season apple, developed by the influential English apple enthusiast Hugh Ermen. It is notable for its attractive pink juice.
  • Red Falstaff®  apple

    Photo of Red Falstaff®
    A red-coloured sport of Falstaff, a popular garden apple tree.
  • Red Gold  apple

    This one gets a blue ribbon for being the sweetest tasting apple ever developed. Keeps for weeks in the refrigerator.
  • Red Gravenstein  apple

    Similar to Gravenstein but less tart.
  • Red Ingrid Marie  apple

    Photo of Red Ingrid Marie
    A synonym for Karin Schneider.
  • Red Jonaprince  apple

    A synonym for Red Prince.
  • Red Jonathan  apple

    A more deeply colored sport of the original Jonathan, with similar good flavor and keeping qualities.
  • Red June  apple

    Photo of Red June
    Classic southern apple prized for over a century as a good tasting early apple.
  • Red Pippin  apple

    Photo of Red Pippin
    A synonym for Fiesta.
  • Red Prince  apple

    A deep red sweet apple. Unusually for a modern commercial apple Red Prince arose the old-fashioned way, discovered growing as a chance seedling in an orchard in 1994.
  • Red Rome  apple

    A redder-colored sport of Rome Beauty.
  • Red Royal Limbertwig  apple

    One of the best for eating fresh, for apple butter, and cider - an all purpose apple. Apple is large, round, and some will be a bit conical. Red and greenish yellow with stripe and white dots. Very aromatic, firm, and crisp, very rich unusual pleasing taste.
  • Red Sauce  apple

    As the name suggests, notable for its pink-stained flesh and resulting pink juice.
  • Red Streak  apple

    Photo of Red Streak
    A synonym for Herefordshire Redstreak.
  • Red Windsor®  apple

    Photo of Red Windsor®
    A red sport of Alkmene, with the same strong Cox-style flavour, but with a distinctly different appearance. Also known as Sweet Lilibet.
  • Red Winesap  apple

    Medium size apple, with a thick red skin and crisp, crunchy, and juicy flesh.
  • Redcort  apple

    Crisp sweet apple that is good for eating and cooking. Similar to a Cortland.
  • Redfield  apple

    Medium to large apple. Dark red with dark red flesh. Juice is red. Not for fresh eating.
  • Redfree  apple

    Medium size, glossy fruit with 90% bright red color. Smooth, waxy, russet-free skin. Light flesh is crisp and juicy.
  • Redsleeves  apple

    Red flushed, smooth skinned, dessert variety. Sweet, lightly aromatic, crisp, juicy flesh; can be weakly flavored.
  • Redwell  apple

    Large, well colored fruit; red over yellow skin. Cream colored flesh. Mild, excellent flavor. Keeps until January in storage.
  • Regent  apple

    Medium size fruit. Bright red over yellow. Very pleasing flavor and texture. Honeyed, plenty of acidity, crisp, crackling, juicy flesh. Cooked keeps shape, light flavor, sweet, fruity. Delicately flavored. Fruits store into the winter.
  • Reine des Reinettes  apple

    Photo of Reine des Reinettes
    A synonym for King of the Pippins.
  • Reinette Clochard  apple

    A pretty yellow-skinned traditional French apple.
  • Reinette du Canada  apple

    Photo of Reinette du Canada
    An old French russet variety, and remains the definitive French russet variety. Also known as Reinette Blanche du Canada.
  • Reinette Grise du Canada  apple

    Photo of Reinette Grise du Canada
    A more russeted form of the popular Reinette du Canada. Grown commercially in France and Italy.
  • Reinette Russet  apple

    Larger than Golden Russet. Pleasant, very sweet flavor. Brownish yellow with faint red stripes on sunny side. Prominent lenticels. Picks 1 to 2 weeks earlier than Golden Russet
  • Retina  apple

    Light pink-orange over green-yellow. Long conical shape.
  • Reverend Morgan  apple

    Pinkish red colored skin with good quality fruit. Superb flavor and texture.
  • Reverend W Wilks  apple

    Good early cooker, and easy to grow.
  • Revival  apple

    Large, orange-yellow with red stripes, crisp and very good taste, looks like Red Delicious and Winter Banana, better than either parent.
  • Rhode Island Greening  apple

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

    Photo of Ribston Pippin
    Famous Yorkshire apple variety, probably the parent of Cox's Orange Pippin.
  • Richared Delicious  apple

    Only fair color (blush), but better tasting than most modern strains. Flavor is rich and complex, with hint of coconut. Shape is bloated compared to Delicious, with wide middle.
  • Richelieu  apple

    Medium size. Attractive, juicy, crisp. Very good flavor. Mild to subacid with high sugar and aroma.
  • Rival  apple

    A Cox-style cooking apple, commercially successful in the 1920s.
  • Rocket Red Braeburn  apple

    Very intense red blush with narrow, intense stripes.
  • Rome Beauty  apple

    Photo of Rome Beauty
    An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.
  • Rosemary Russet  apple

    A classic English russet apple from the Victorian era, though not as well known as its contemporaries.
  • Rosette®  apple

    An early-season pink-fleshed apple variety, similar to Discovery.
  • Rosy Glow  apple

    Photo of Rosy Glow
    A synonym for Pink Lady.
  • Rouville  apple

    Red over pale green-yellow. Oblate. Juicy.
  • Roxbury Russet  apple

    Photo of Roxbury Russet
    Probably the first apple variety originating in North America, as a seedling from a variety brought from Europe by early settlers.
  • Royal Empire  apple

    Distinctly redder than fruit from standard Empire, with 90% of the surface covered with dark purplish and red stripes. Taste is similar to Empire.
  • Royal Gala  apple

    Orange-red sweet, crisp medium-size fruit.
  • Royal George  apple

    Photo of Royal George
    A synonym for Clark's Seedling.
  • Royal Russet  apple

    A synonym for Leather Coat.
  • Royal Russet  apple

    Large and characteristic russet skin is brown with a greenish-yellow undercast. The yellow flesh has a sweet, nut-like flavor.
  • Royal Somerset  apple

    Photo of Royal Somerset
    A culinary apple from Somerset, keeps well, and widely-used for making cider. Described by the 19th century writer Hogg as "very excellent".
  • Rubens (UK NFC)  apple

    Photo of Rubens (UK NFC)
    A dry and fairly soft apple with a noticeable hint of bananas, and a very attractive old-fashioned appearance.
  • Rubens®  apple

    Photo of Rubens®
    An attractive modern apple from Italy which is now being promoted in European supermarkets.
  • Rubinette  apple

    Photo of Rubinette
    Probably the best-tasting apple in the world.
  • Rubinette Rosso®  apple

    A red-colored natural bud-mutation of Rubinette, trademarked as Rafzubex.
  • Rubinola  apple

    A mid-season disease-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a very good flavor.
  • Ruby Jon  apple

    Creamy, white flesh and crisp, juicy eating quality similar to old-fashioned Jonathan, with 100% Jonathan flavor and size.
  • Runkel  apple

    Medium to large. Pink over green-yellow. Smooth and waxy with pronounced lenticels. Sweet, rich flavor. Very juicy, fairly crisp.
  • Rusty Coat  apple

    Darker than Golden Russet with drier flesh. Very good flavor, excellent for drying, sauce and eating.

Sign in | Register

Top 10 Varieties

Top 10 highest ranked varieties

Top 10 most voted on varieties

Our Top 10 most popular variety descriptions



©2015 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.
Website by: Amarsys and Black Twig
You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.