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Apple varieties

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  • Photo of NC1A synonym for Cheerfull Gold.
  • Maroon skin colored apple with yellow undercolor. Skin is chewy like a nectarine, and displays unique cracking near the calyx lobe. Flavor and scent similar to a nectarine.
  • Hard cider apple. Apples are soft, medium size and easily bruised.
  • An old English late-season dessert apple variety originating from Cambridgeshire. Highly regarded by 19th century writers for its dry firm flesh and rich flavour and hint of anise.
  • Flat-round, sometimes irregular shape. Good size, solid yellow-green fruit entirely covered with minute green or black dots. Firm, crisp, juicy, rich white flesh.
  • A synonym for Airlie Red Flesh.
  • Photo of Newton Wonder appleA 19th century English cooking apple, still popular as a UK garden apple variety.
  • Photo of Newtown Pippin appleAlso known as Albermarle Pippin. Made famous by none other than Thomas Jefferson, who grew them in his orchard at Monticello. One of the first US apple exports to the UK.
  • Fruits are medium to large in size, roundish conic and irregular in shape, with deep red blush and stripe over pale yellow. The flesh is white and similar to McIntosh, very sweet and juicy, skin tough.
  • Photo of NicoterA synonym for Kanzi.
  • Crisp, juicy yellow flesh tart apple, 3 to 3.25 inches in diameter. About 50 to 90% of the surface is covered with a dull red color. Shape is truncate to conical. Good eaten fresh but also good choice for a cooking apple as it holds its shape when cooked.
  • A synonym for Suncrisp.
  • An attractive late-season quality dessert apple from Denmark.
  • Photo of Nonpareil appleA very old apple variety from France, which became very popular in England. It has a distinctive pear-drop flavour.
  • Photo of Norfolk Beauty appleCooks to creamy puree, little sugar needed, slight lemon flavour
  • An old cooking apple variety from the east of England.
  • Photo of Norfolk Royal appleA sweet old-fashioned apple, with a delicate melon flavour - very likeable
  • Photo of Norfolk Royal Russet appleNorfolk Royal Russet is one of the best-looking russet apples, with a superb rich sweet flavour.
  • Medium size. Green with red stripes.
  • Photo of Normanton WonderA synonym for Dumelow's Seedling.
  • Photo of Northern Greening appleA very old English apple, widely grown by the 19th century and probably the forebear of many of the major Victorian-era culinary apples.
  • Glossy, bright red fruit with slightly tart flesh. Good flavor.
  • Photo of Northern Spy appleA widely grown American heirloom apple variety. The fruit is late ripening and stores well.
  • Medium to large fruits, predominately red in color. Hangs well to the tree. Maintains it's quality longer both on the tree and in storage. Shape is intermediate to flat, rectangular, asymmetric. Skin whitish yellow, striped and splashed with red. Flesh crisp, white with subacid flavor. Excellent all purpose apple.
  • Beneath its tough skin the greenish yellow flesh is firm, juicy and mildly tart. Best when cooked into sauce or made into pies as it does not rate high for fresh eating.
  • Photo of Nova Easygro appleFruit is large, oblate, 80% red stripe over greeninsh yellow ground. Stores well in cold storage. Flesh is snow white, firm, crisp, mildly sweet, slightly juicy. Slightly tough at picking but mellows in storage. Recommended for cooking, salads & eating fresh.
  • Photo of Novamac appleFlattened fruit with 70% red stripe on green background. Crisp, tender, fine-textured flesh. Slight McIntosh flavor. Good quality.
  • Photo of Novaspy appleNovaspy is a further development of the "Nova" series of apples from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada based in Nova Scotia. As the name suggests it has Northern Spy in its ancestry.
  • Photo of Nuvar Golden Hills® appleA sweet juicy modern mid-season variety, based on Greensleeves but perhaps a bit sweeter. Colour is yellower than Greensleeves and sometimes has a pink tinge to it.

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