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Your top 10 varieties

These are the most popular variety pages visited on Orange Pippin in the last few months.

Top 10 by page hits

  1. 1. Apple - Pink Lady

    Photo of Pink LadyOne of the best-known modern apples, Pink Lady is actually a trademark and the variety is more correctly known as Cripps Pink.
  2. 2. Apple - Ambrosia

    Photo of AmbrosiaA sweet modern apple variety from western Canada, quite similar to Golden Delicious. Discovered as a chance seedling in an orchard in British Columbia.
  3. 3. Apple - Honeycrisp

    Sometimes marketed as Honey Crisp or Honeycrunch, 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.
  4. 4. Apple - Gala

    Photo of GalaOne of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities.
  5. 5. Apple - Fuji

    Photo of FujiDeveloped in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavoured, and keeps well.
  6. 6. Apple - Cox's Orange Pippin

    Photo of Cox's Orange PippinThis is the benchmark for flavor in apples - from a good tree in a good year it can achieve exceptional flavor.
  7. 7. Apple - Red Delicious

    Photo of Red DeliciousOne of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.
  8. 8. Apple - Arkansas Black

    Photo of Arkansas BlackA long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.
  9. 9. Apple - Cortland

    Photo of CortlandOne of the more successful McIntosh offspring, with all the usual characteristics, including the sweet vinous flavour.
  10. 10. Apple - Jonagold

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

Top 10 by visitor votes

  1. 1. Apple - Pink Lady

    Photo of Pink LadyOne of the best-known modern apples, Pink Lady is actually a trademark and the variety is more correctly known as Cripps Pink.
  2. 2. Apple - Fuji

    Photo of FujiDeveloped in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavoured, and keeps well.
  3. 3. Apple - Arkansas Black

    Photo of Arkansas BlackA long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.
  4. 4. Apple - Gravenstein

    An old apple variety from Denmark which remains very popular in both Europe and North America on account of its high quality flavor.
  5. 5. Apple - Belle de Boskoop

    Photo of Belle de BoskoopA popular old dual-purpose apple from the Netherlands.
  6. 6. Apple - Jonathan

    Photo of JonathanA 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.
  7. 7. Apple - Newtown Pippin

    Photo of Newtown PippinAlso 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.
  8. 8. Apple - Esopus Spitzenburg

    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.
  9. 9. Apple - Akane

    Photo of AkaneOne of the best early-season apples, better known in the USA than Europe, but would appeal to European tastes too.
  10. 10. Apple - James Grieve

    A versatile cooking apple, excellent for juice, and widely used in breeding programmes.


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