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Apple varieties

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  • Resembles McIntosh in taste, appearance, shape, and flesh. Slightly firmer than McIntosh. Aceymac may be Spartan with new name.
  • Photo of Adams's PearmainClassic Victorian 'pearmain' shape apple with a nutty sweet flavour.
  • Medium-sized, yellow-green underecolor with striped red wash. Good dessert quality. The apple name, Adanac, is Canada spelled backwards.
  • A red-fleshed apple variety from the USA, sometimes known as Hidden Rose® or Aerlies Red Flesh.
  • Photo of AkaneOne of the best early-season apples, better known in the USA than Europe, but would appeal to European tastes too.
  • Photo of AkeroAn heirloom apple variety from Sweden, quite widely grown in Scandanavia, very handsome fruit.
  • A red skinned form of Gravenstein.
  • Photo of Albermarle PippinA synonym for Newtown Pippin.
  • Photo of AldermanAn English (possibly Scottish) culinary apple, thought to have originated in the 1920s.
  • An old and attractive culinary apple, cooks to a puree.
  • Photo of AlfristonA large traditional English cooking apple.
  • Photo of AlkmeneA very attractive early Cox-style apple, slightly sharper than Cox, sometimes known as Early Windsor.
  • An old russeted variety from Ireland, and as the name suggests, a good keeper.
  • Photo of Allington PippinA versatile English apple, with a strong pineapple-like flavour, useful for both cooking and eating.
  • Photo of AlmataA red-fleshed apple variety.
  • 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.
  • Amere de Berthencourt is a traditional French bittersweet cider apple.
  • Photo of American MotherA synonym for Mother.
  • Photo of American Summer PearmainAn excellent early eating apple, also good for cooking. Medium size, yellow-green fruit is flushed and streaked red to purple red. Sweet, very juicy flesh.
  • Photo of Ananas ReinetteAn attractive small yellow apple, with a pineapple-like flavour. Popular in northern Europe.
  • Photo of AnnaA very early season Golden Delicious style apple variety from Israel, noted for its very low chill requirement of less than 300 hours.
  • Photo of Annie ElizabethA popular English culinary apple, which keeps its shape when cooked.
  • Photo of AntonovkaA popular small green culinary apple variety from Russia. Also of importance as a rootstock because of its ability to tolerate extreme cold.
  • Photo of Antonovka KamenichkaA culinary apple from the Ukraine, possibly a more colored form of Antonovka.
  • Photo of ApiA synonym for Lady Apple.
  • Very unusual oblate (flattened) shape looking like a rounded star from the end. A little larger than the Lady apple. Excellent flavor - aromatic with sufficient acid and a sweet fruity taste.
  • An unusual and little-known apple variety noted for its apricot-like flavor.
  • Photo of Ard Cairn RussetAn old apple variety from Ireland, with a flavor reminiscent of bananas.
  • A mid-season dessert apple from the north of France.
  • Photo of ArianeA modern French dessert apple variety, with built-in resistance to scab. Ariane is an attractive red/yellow colour and has a pleasant mild apple flavour.
  • Photo of Arkansas BlackA long-keeping tart apple from Arkansas, USA - which goes almost black in storage.
  • Photo of ArletA sweet mid-season dessert apple, developed in Switzerland and related to Golden Delicious.
  • An attractive yellow/green apple with some red/orange flush. Shares its name with an old Gloucestershire (UK) pear variety.
  • Photo of AromaA modern apple from Sweden, developed during the 1950s.
  • Photo of Aromatic RussetA high quality russet-style variety, sharper than Egremont Russet, with a rich flavour and occasionally a hint of lemon.
  • Photo of Arthur TurnerA well-known early season culinary apple. Cooks to a sweet puree. Grows easily in most situations.
  • Photo of Arthur W BarnesAn attractive and popular mid-season culinary apple, very versatile in the kitchen, cooks to a puree.
  • A large reliable dessert apple from northern France with a sharp flavour.
  • Photo of Ashmead's KernelA very old apple variety, with a drab appearance which belies a unique peardrop flavour. Ashmead's Kernel is also one of very small number of English apple varieties that also thrives in North America.
  • Photo of Autumn GoldBright red blush over yellow-green. Keeps better than Golden Delicious.

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