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Apple varieties

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  • Green-yellow ribbed fruit with red stripes. Tender white flesh sometimes stained red. Qunce-like texture.
  • Fruits are large and uniformly round to oblate with 100% red blush with little striping. Skin is thin and tough, flesh creamy white, slow to discolor. Subacid, yet mildly sweet, sprightly, good aromatics. Has excellent storage life.
  • Photo of hampshire beautyA synonym for Beauty of Hampshire.
  • A synonym for Langton's Nonsuch.
  • Selection of Red Haralson. Earlier, redder, and sweeter, without the common russeting problem many Haralsons have. Juicy, tart, firm flesh. Good keeper. Haralred is the tradename, the variety name is Lautz.
  • Photo of HaralsonGood baking, eating and cider apple. Flesh is crisp, juicy, firm. Mildly tart flavor, not acid. Holds its shape and texture in baking. Retains good flavor in keeping.
  • Fair quality.
  • A traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.
  • Large, crisp, hard, juicy, tasty, tart apple
  • Known as a cider apple, very good for cooking and baking. Excellent eating for those who enjoy a crisp, tart apple. Medium to large fruit. Red stripes over green skin.
  • Gourmet dessert apple with a flavor and aroma like pineapple. Large, yellow fruit with light pinkish orange striping gives overall orange appearance. Exceptionally sweet flavor is largely influenced by Gravenstein.
  • This is the original Delicious, the one that earned the name. This genuine original strain of the world's most widely grown apple has never been improved on as far as eating quality is concerned, superior to all spur types.
  • Large fruit with smooth, waxy skin, greenish yellow in color with an inconspicuous brown blush.   Russet dots and flecks cover most of the surface, especially toward the cavity and the stem is about 3/4" long in a wide, deep cavity. The flesh is yellowish white, fine-grained, soft, juicy and subacid.
  • Excellent quality and a fine keeper. Green shading to pale yellow when ripe.
  • Photo of HazenLarge round dark red fruit. Greenish yellow, medium firm, juicy, very sweet flesh; mildly subacid flavor. Pleasant for eating, good dessert and cooking apple. Named after both the nearby town of Hazen, and Dean Arlon Hazen, the Director of the North Dakota Experiment Station.
  • Yellow and red fruit is similar to Yellow Transparent. Medium size, shaped flat to intermediate. Ribbed at eye and on the body, often asymmetric. Skin green with pinkish orange flush, russet dots and occasional russet patches. Flesh is soft, juicy, greenish white, flavor slightly acid.
  • Photo of Herefordshire RedstreakAn old English cider variety producing a bittersharp juice. Although grown commercially in the 18th century, it was almost unknown by the mid-19th century. The Improved Redstreak variety in the UK National Fruit Collection is assumed to be an example of the original variety.
  • Photo of Herefordshire RussetA modern russet with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour, could displace Egremont Russet
  • Photo of Herrings PippinExcellent eating and cooking apple. Fruit large, deep green, colored crimson on one side. Flesh crisp but tender when ripe. Spicy flavor, pleasing aroma.
  • Green to yellow, medium sized fruit. Soft, tart, juicy cooking apple.
  • Medium to medium large yellowish green apple with a crisp, juicy, sweet flavor.
  • A synonym for Airlie Red Flesh.
  • One of a number of apple varieties developed by the Chivers family, who owned a well-known jam manufacturing business in Histon, Cambridgeshire. Histon Favourite is a late-season eating apple, which according to Taylor achieved "medium prices only" in local markets.
  • Fruit is large, round in shape with red stripes on a yellowish background. Pale yellow flesh with high sugar and excellent flavor.
  • High quality fine flavored eating apple. It has inherited the good eating qualities of it's parents with the rich flavor of Jonathan and the white juicy flesh of Macoun. Shiny bright red over yellow skin with a prominent dotting.
  • A synonym for Broad-eyed pippin.
  • Large outstandingly beautiful apple has the color of the holly berry. Its shape is conic, sometimes having a blockish appearance. The glossy skin is evenly blushed with pinkish to deep, solid red. The creamy white flesh is mild in flavor, juicy and quite sweet, similar to Delicious. It keeps well until January. Fruit hangs well on the tree.
  • Photo of HolsteinNoted for its excellent orange-yellow juice, fairly soft, slight pineapple flavour
  • Photo of Honey PippinAn English Cox-style apple, said to have a "honeyed" flavour.
  • Photo of HoneycrispSometimes 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.
  • Photo of HoneycrunchA synonym for Honeycrisp.
  • Photo of HoneygoldHardy substitute for Golden Delicious developed especially for cold northern areas. Golden Delicious flavor, Haralson hardiness. Medium to large golden to greenish fruit with very smooth finish and reddish bronze blush. Flavor is sweeter and more bland than Golden Delicious. High quality. Superior storage qualities.
  • Stripes against a yellow background, sometimes russeted, medium to large size with russeting. Rich, lightly aromatic flavor, juicy sweet flesh with excellent flavor.
  • Photo of Horneburger PancakeA synonym for Horneburger Pfannkuchen.
  • Photo of Horneburger PfannkuchenA good quality late-season German culinary apple.
  • Greenish yellow in color usually with a pink blush. The fruit is medium to large. It is very tart until fully ripened. Firm white flesh white stained red. A little tough, sprightly, subacid, aromatic.
  • Photo of Howgate WonderVery large cooker, not great flavour when cooked but excellent sharp juice
  • Large, rugged fruit with red skin, highlight of gold. Flesh hard, crisp yet fine-grained. Sprightly and rich flavor, becoming sweeter when fully ripe.
  • Excellent eating apple. Large conical and elongated fruit. Dull yellow russet skin. Crisp, sugary flesh with nutty flavor.
  • Fruit medium sized, golden russet with broken patches of smooth bright red on the cheek. It is quite attractive for a russet apple, excellent in quality and a good keeper. Known to keep in root cellars over a year.
  • A particularly hardy and productive old cooking apple, originating from the north east coast of Yorkshire.

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