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 One of the best-known modern apples, Pink Lady is actually a trademark and the variety is more correctly known as Cripps Pink. A sweet modern apple variety from western Canada, quite similar to Golden Delicious. Discovered as a chance seedling in an orchard in British Columbia.
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.
One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities. Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavoured, and keeps well. This is the benchmark for flavor in apples - from a good tree in a good year it can achieve exceptional flavor. One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color. A long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage. One of the more successful McIntosh offspring, with all the usual characteristics, including the sweet vinous flavour.
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 One of the best-known modern apples, Pink Lady is actually a trademark and the variety is more correctly known as Cripps Pink. Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavoured, and keeps well. A long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.
An old apple variety from Denmark which remains very popular in both Europe and North America on account of its high quality flavor.
A popular old dual-purpose apple from the Netherlands. 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. 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. 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. One of the best early-season apples, better known in the USA than Europe, but would appeal to European tastes too.
A versatile cooking apple, excellent for juice, and widely used in breeding programmes.
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