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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 - 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.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. Apple - Gala

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

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

    Photo of Arkansas BlackA long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. Apple - Jonagold

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

    Photo of Northern SpyA widely grown American heirloom apple variety. The fruit is late ripening and stores well.

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 - Arkansas Black

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

    Photo of McIntoshA crisp red apple with bright white flesh and refreshing sweet flavor.
  4. 4. Apple - Spartan

    Photo of SpartanAttractive, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and with the characteristic delicate wine-like "vinous" flavor of the McIntosh family of apples.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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.
  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 - Rome Beauty

    An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.
  9. 9. Apple - Macoun

    Photo of MacounAnother McIntosh style apple variety from the famous Geneva Research Station, and considered one of the better ones.
  10. 10. Apple - Fiesta

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


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