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Apple varieties

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  • Maclean's Favourite  apple

    A high quality late-season dessert apple with a rich sweet-sharp flavour. The tree is a heavy cropper but can be disease-prone.
  • Macoun  apple

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    Another McIntosh style apple variety from the famous Geneva Research Station, and considered one of the better ones.
  • Magnum Bonum  apple

    Yellow medium size apple with patterns of red.
  • Magnum Gala  apple

    Larger apples than Gala.
  • Maiden's Blush  apple

    Cooking, dessert and cider apple, also dries well. Flat, round pale yellow-skinned fruit with crimson blush. Crisp, tender flesh with sharp acid flavor that mellows with ripening.
  • Maigold  apple

    Crisp, juicy flesh; mildly subacid, sweet flavor. Slightly honeyed, mellowing to a citrus taste in storage. Bruise resistant. Keeps well in storage.
  • Mairac®  apple

    A modern Swiss apple, derived from Gala and Maigold and released in 2002.
  • Malinda  apple

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    Yellow apple with slight taste of pears. Not widely grown today, but parent of many University of Minnesota bred apples.
  • Malling  apple

    A synonym for Kent.
  • Maltster  apple

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    A 19th century dual-purpose variety, with a very modern red-streaked appearance
  • Mantet  apple

    An early-season apple variety from Canada.
  • Marcoun  apple

    An old Italian apple variety, with a sweet flavour which keeps very well.
  • Margil  apple

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    A very old variety, with a good flavour.
  • McIntosh  apple

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    A crisp red apple with bright white flesh and refreshing sweet flavor.
  • McLean  apple

    Medium sized attractive pale yellow skinned apple, with a light blush. Flesh is mildly acid, with good quality.
  • McLellan  apple

    Light smooth, straw colored fruit, covered with stripes and marblings of lively red. Good sprightly taste of fruit in November. Crisp, firm flesh.
  • Medaille d'Or  apple

    A traditional French bittersweet cider variety.
  • Melba  apple

    Attractive, high quality, yellow washed with crimson fruit. Very white, firm, crisp, sweet flesh. A sweet subacid flavor.
  • Melon  apple

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    Fruits very good quality. Medium large, skin yellow, red striped, round, oblate, conical with mild flavor.
  • Melrose  apple

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    Official Ohio State apple. Large flattened fruit. Yellowish green skin flushed and streaked dark red with russet spots. Firm, coarse, juicy creamy white flesh. Slightly acid flavor. Very good cooking and dessert qualities. Best after Christmas when it develops it's fruity aroma.
  • Melrouge  apple

    Redder sport of Melrose with more intense flavor. An excellent flavored dessert apple. Size is large and roundish flat. Very good for cooking. Stores well.
  • Mendocino Cox  apple

    Yellow with red stripes.
  • Meridian  apple

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    An attractive well-flavoured modern English apple, difficult to detect the Cox parentage though.
  • Merton Ace  apple

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    A synonym for Merton Knave.
  • Merton Charm  apple

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    Medium sized flat shaped fruit, rectangular, convex, not ribbed; skin greenish yellow, sometimes with a slight brownish red flush. Flesh tender, crisp, creamy white; flavor sweet subacid.
  • Merton Delight  apple

    Size medium, shape intermediate to flat, skin yellow, striped pinkish red. Flesh tender, crisp, creamy. Flavor sweet to subacid.
  • Merton Knave  apple

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    An early-season English dessert apple, raised in the mid twentieth century.
  • Merton Prolific  apple

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    An interesting cross between a cooker (Northern Greening) and a dessert apple (Cox's Orange Pippin).
  • Merton Russet  apple

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    Small. Golden russet colored. Flesh very crisp, deep yellow, and juicy. Complex sweet/spicy flavor.
  • Merton Worcester  apple

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    An interesting early/mid season dessert variety, probably deserves to be better known.
  • Michelin  apple

    Michelin is a traditional French hard cider apple variety producing a medium bittersweet juice.
  • Miller's Seedling  apple

    A small early-season English apple, popular in late Victorian times.
  • Milo Gibson  apple

    Red and yellow fruit. A fine tasting apple with unique licorice flavor.
  • Milton  apple

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    Medium sized, pale yellow covered fruit with deep cherry red flush. Fine grained white flesh. Juicy with sweet hint of raspberry flavors.
  • Milwa  apple

    A synonym for Junami.
  • Minneiska  apple

    A synonym for SweeTango.
  • Minnewashta  apple

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    A synonym for Zestar!.
  • MN 1734  apple

    Bronze russet fruit. Hard, yellow flesh. Rich flavor. Makes excellent tasting cider.
  • MN 1797  apple

    A synonym for SnowSweet.
  • Mollie's Delicious  apple

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    A very good to excellent early apple ripening. Fruits are large to very large, conical in shape with a pinkish red color. Has an exceptionally pleasing aftertaste. This quality can be maintained in storage for at least 10 weeks under refrigeration.
  • Monarch  apple

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    Cooks to juicy puree, not as sharp as Bramley
  • Moore Sweet  apple

    Fruit medium to large. Uniform in size and shape. Shape roundish. Skin smooth, rather pale in color, being yellow or greenish overspread with a red or pinkish red blush and dulled by greyish scarfskin. Flesh tinged with yellow or green, moderately firm, moderately fine grained, tender, rather dry, sweet, good.
  • Morgan Sweet  apple

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    An old cider apple variety, popular in the "west country" of the UK, and sweet enough to eat fresh.
  • Morley's Seedling  apple

    A late-season English cooking apple, from Cambrideshire in eastern England.
  • Mother  apple

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    An old Massachusetts apple variety rated for its flavor.
  • Mountain Boomer  apple

    A huge round apple, some specimens being larger than a saucer. It is a pale yellow with an occasional blush where exposed to the sun. Flavor and texture are exceptional, considering the size of the fruit.
  • Moyer's Spice  apple

    A rather large apple of the Yellow Bellflower group: yellow, often blushed with red. Flesh is moderately crisp, coarse, very juicy, mildly subacid, becoming sweet or nearly so. Good to very good in flavor and quality.
  • Mr Gladstone  apple

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    A synonym for Gladstone.
  • Muscadet de Dieppe  apple

    Excellent cider apple. Orange-red, smallish fruit. Sweet and aromatic.
  • Muscat de Bernay  apple

    Hard cider apple
  • Mutsu  apple

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    A versatile dual-purpose apple, sharp but still pleasant to eat fresh. Also known as Crispin.

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