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. This is the benchmark for flavor in apples - from a good tree in a good year it can achieve exceptional flavor. 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.
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. One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities. A long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.
Braeburn was the first of the new wave of bi-colored supermarket apple varieties, and re-established the importance of flavor in commercial apples.
One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color. Attractive, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and with the characteristic delicate wine-like "vinous" flavor of the McIntosh family of apples. 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. A versatile dual-purpose apple, sharp but still pleasant to eat fresh. Also known as Crispin. 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.
A versatile cooking apple, excellent for juice, and widely used in breeding programmes.
One of the best early-season apples, better known in the USA than Europe, but would appeal to European tastes too. 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. Great historical interest as the probable parent of Golden Delicious, with similar sweet flavour and good keeping qualities, and widely planted during early 20th century.
An attractive early-season apple, originating from Russia in the 18th century, and now quite widely grown in northern Europe and the USA.
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