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

Apple varieties

  • Large, yellow fall apple. Good flavor and keeper. Flesh tender, rich and of very good quality. Excellent for eating but especially desirable for culinary use.
  • Good sauce and culinary apple. Large, green fruit turning to light green upon ripening. Sometimes over 6 inches in diameter. Subacid to mildly sweet flavor.
  • Falstaff Apple
    Popular garden apple tree, very heavy crops, easy to grow, very juicy.
  • Fameuse Apple
    A very hardy apple variety. Also known as the Snow Apple of Quebec, from plantings in early French settlements in Quebec.
  • An attractive old English dessert variety from the 18th century.
  • An early season English apple, ripens in mid-August. The flavour is sweeter than most early varieties.
  • Fiesta Apple
    One of the best Cox-style apples, and much easier to grow. Often marketed as Red Pippin.
  • Considered one of the best seedlings of Gravenstein.
  • Large conical fruit. Green skin with scarlet stripes and sometimes a mottled orange flush. Crisp, sweet, juicy greenish white to yellow flesh. Excellent eating apple.
  • Flesh is fine textured and very sweet. Good russet resistance. Sizes easily to 3' and hangs well on the tree.
  • Medium size. Green.
  • A synonym for Mairac.
  • Flamenco Apple
    A columnar or ballarina style apple variety.
  • Florina Apple
    Medium to large. Very attractive purple-red over yellow. Medium firm. Aromatic. Keeps well.
  • Flower of Kent Apple
    A synonym for Sir Isaac Newton's Tree.
  • Versatile cooker, recommended for apple charlotte. It is a good variety for attracting deer as the apples stay on the tree into winter.
  • Fortune Apple
    A synonym for Laxton's Fortune.
  • A very good North American eating apple with a 'spicy' flavor. Fruit large, with an attractive color. Flesh yellow. Subject to bitter pit.
  • A surprisingly good-looking Victorian cooking apple, which cooks to a very sharp puree
  • Foxwhelp Apple
    Dusky red skin, flesh is considered bitter sharp. Strictly for cider.
  • Well-colored fruit. Tender, crisp flesh, mild flavor. Resembles shape of Delicious, but far superior in eating quality.
  • Medium sized fruit with greenish-yellow skin flushed and striped with red and with russet dots. Flesh is firm, crisp, white and fine-textured with a sweet subacid flavor.
  • Freedom Apple
    Good multi-use apple. Medium to large red fruit on almost invisible yellow skin. Crisp, juicy, sweet, good-tasting flesh. Subacid, sprightly flavor.
  • Freyberg Apple
    The sweetness of Golden Delicious married to strong flavour of Cox - but takes after Golden Delicious. Also known as Freyburg.
  • Frostbite Apple
    One of the first varieties developed by the University of Minnesota, but only released around 2008. Previously known as MN 447. Frostbite has played an important role in the development of many other cold-hardy varieties.
  • Fuji Apple
    Fuji is is by far the most successful Japanese apple variety, known for its crisp sweet-flavored flesh and long storage potential.