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All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Apple varieties

  • D'Arcy Spice Apple
    An old apple variety from the county of Essex in south-east England with several unusual characteristics, and notable for its spice-like flavour.
  • Dabinett Apple
    A very high quality English cider variety, provides a bittersweet juice for cider making.
  • Essentially an improved Elstar, with a bit more sharpness.
  • A modern yellow apple developed in France. Being promoted in the UK by M&S under the name Amelia.
  • Bright red. McIntosh flavor. Keeps 3 months (very long for its season).
  • Highly colored, bright red, distinctly flavored, of Baldwin texture and keeping qualities. Good, brisk taste, hint of strawberry flavor, crisp and juicy.
  • A good-looking dessert variety, fairly sharp flavour
  • Fruit is medium-large, full red and sweet.
  • Probably the oldest variety in existence, thought to date back to Roman times
  • Delbarestivale Apple
    A synonym for Estivale.
  • A synonym for Tentation.
  • Medium, oblong, conical shape. Golden yellow with orange blush. Lenticels prominent. Crisp, firm, and juicy. Sweet, subacid, intensely aromatic to some. Keeps well.
  • Full sized, dark red fruits shaped like a Delicious. Sweet, crisp, juicy, white flesh. Good fresh and for pies. Keeps into the winter.
  • Delcorf Apple
    A synonym for Estivale.
  • One of the most famous and important American apple varieties. The original Delicious has a flavor that many find superior to the numerous sports such as Red Delicious that have been developed from it.
  • A good quality early-season variety, developed by the Delbard nursery in France, with an interesting pedigree. Deserves to be more widely grown.
  • Classic deep red apple. Soft, snow white flesh. Curious ridges about the calyx.
  • Devonshire Quarrenden Apple
    A very old English apple variety, historically important because of its strawberry-like flavour.
  • Sharp puree, crisp juicy dessert later in season
  • Directeur Lesage Apple
    An old heavy-cropping early-season apple variety from Belgium.
  • Discovery Apple
    A popular English early apple variety, and a good choice for the garden.
  • A synonym for Junami.
  • Originates from East Anglia in the 1600s. Named after Dr Gabriel Harvey of Cambridge.
  • Red and red-striped skin with fine crisp, juicy, creamy flesh. It has a mild but aromatic flavor. An excellent keeper.
  • A primitive green culinary apple, peculiar to the county of Yorkshire.
  • A remarkable early-season apple, well-adapted to tropical climates and with a very low chill requirement.
  • Duchess of Oldenburg Apple
    An attractive early-season apple, originating from Russia in the 18th century, and now quite widely grown in northern Europe and the USA.
  • Duchess's Favourite is a small red traditional summer eating apple from the 19th century.
  • An important Victorian apple with a distinctive fruity flavour, and often russeted. Continues to be quietly popular.
  • Deep red apple with a faint stripe and pronounced lenticels. Flesh is white, crisp and enhanced with a mild, sweet flavor that is very aromatic.
  • A synonym for Dumelow's Seedling.
  • One of the best cooking apples of the Victoria era. More correctly known as Dumeller's Seedling.
  • Dunkerton's Late Apple
    Dunkerton's Late is a traditional cider variety, producing a light sweet cider.
  • An old Dutch or English dual-purpose late-season apple, which maintains a good flavour in storage.