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Akane apple

One of the best early-season apples, better known in the USA than Europe, but would appeal to European tastes too.
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Annie Elizabeth apple

A popular English culinary apple, which keeps its shape when cooked.
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Apricot apple

An unusual and little-known apple variety noted for its apricot-like flavor.
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Ard Cairn Russet apple

An old apple variety from Ireland, with a flavor reminiscent of bananas.
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Ariane apple

A 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.
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Ashmead's Kernel apple

A 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.
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Barnack Beauty apple

An attractive old English cooking apple.
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Beauty of Bath apple

A popular English garden apple from the Victorian era, one of the first to ripen.
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Belle de Boskoop apple

A popular old dual-purpose apple from the Netherlands.
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Blenheim Orange apple

An 18th century English dual-purpose apple which remains very popular as a garden variety.
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Braddick's Nonpareil apple

A little-known but high quality English dessert apple. Braddick's Nonpareil has a strong sharp flavour but with some underlying sweetness too - imagine sour honey (in a nice way) and you have it.

Bramley 20 apple

A naturally less vigorous sport of the famous English cooking apple.
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Bramley's Seedling apple

Bramley's Seedling is the definitive English cooking apple. It produces heavy crops of large apples with a sharp acidic flavour, which cook down to a smooth puree.

Bright Future apple

One of the last varieties developed by English apple breeder Hugh Ermen, introduced in 2008 in conjunction with organic charity Garden Organic.
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Delicious apple

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.

Elise apple

A new apple variety developed to have low levels of the allergenic compounds which can cause mild allergic reaction to apples in some people.

Emneth Early apple

Also known as Early Victoria, Emneth Early is a very early-season "codlin" type apple. It was grown commercially in East Anglia and elsewhere, particularly for jam production.
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Empire apple

One of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.
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Enterprise apple

A modern American late-season disease-resistant apple with a sharp flavor and good keeping qualities.
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Fiesta apple

One of the best Cox-style apples, and much easier to grow. Often marketed as Red Pippin.
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Florina apple

Medium to large. Very attractive purple-red over yellow. Medium firm. Aromatic. Keeps well.
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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.
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Fuji apple

Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavoured, and keeps well.

Galarina apple

Small to medium size. Variable reddish coloring over green-yellow (when not fully colored). Some ribbing. Five-pointed calyx end. Smooth, thick, tough skin. Keeps 4+ months in excellent condition, holding flavor better than Gala.
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Gascoyne's Scarlet apple

Produces a pink juice
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Grimes Golden apple

Great historical interest as the probable parent of Golden Delicious, with similar sweet flavour and good keeping qualities, and widely planted during early 20th century.

Hudson's Golden Gem apple

Excellent eating apple. Large conical and elongated fruit. Dull yellow russet skin. Crisp, sugary flesh with nutty flavor.

Initial apple

Initial is an early/mid-season disease-resistant variety from France, related to Gala.
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Irish Peach apple

A very early season apple, thought to come from Ireland, and a popular garden variety in the UK.
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Laxton's Superb apple

The definitive late Victorian dessert apple, firm, Cox-style but sweeter, understated but very "more-ish".
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Liberty apple

Sounds like an heirloom variety, but actually a modern American apple variety, developed specifically for disease resistance.
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Meridian apple

An attractive well-flavoured modern English apple, difficult to detect the Cox parentage though.
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Mutsu apple

A versatile dual-purpose apple, sharp but still pleasant to eat fresh. Also known as Crispin.

Norfolk Beefing apple

An old cooking apple variety from the east of England.
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Opal apple

A modern apple from the Czech Republic, related to Golden Delicious and Topaz.

Prima apple

Medium to large fruit with dark red blush over yellow. Juicy white flesh with mild subacid flavor.
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Priscilla apple

Medium in size. 65% red blush over yellow background. Crisp, coarse, mildly subacid. White to slightly greenish flesh. Good flavor and quality. Will store for three months. Fruit hangs well.
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Pristine apple

Beautiful lemon-yellow apple with a perfect finish. This high quality apple is very productive and is a good keeper for an early apple.
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Rajka apple

A modern variety from the Czech Republic, bred specifically for disease resistance.
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Red Delicious apple

One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.

Redfree apple

Medium size, glossy fruit with 90% bright red color. Smooth, waxy, russet-free skin. Light flesh is crisp and juicy.

Reverend W Wilks apple

Good early cooker, and easy to grow.

Rosette apple

An early-season pink-fleshed apple variety, similar to Discovery.

Rubinola apple

A mid-season disease-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a very good flavor.
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Saint Edmund's Pippin apple

A popular russet apple with the characteristic sandpaper skin and sweet flavour. Often known as St. Edmund's Russet.

Sans Pareil apple

An English apple variety from the Victorian era, or possibly earlier, with a good flavour, deserves to be more widely grown.
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Saturn apple

An excellent modern English apple variety, developed at the famous East Malling research station.

Scarlett O'Hara apple

Fruit is round-conic, full blushed red, sweet and juicy. Hangs extremely well to the tree and sugars increase greatly until early October.
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Spartan apple

Attractive, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and with the characteristic delicate wine-like "vinous" flavor of the McIntosh family of apples.
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Sundowner apple

A late-season apple from Australia, whose varietal name is Cripps Red and which is related to Pink Lady®.
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Tydeman's Late Orange apple

A popular Cox-style apple, with a later season and sharper flavour.

William's Pride apple

Fruit is medium in size and slightly conic in shape with a rich aromatic flavor. Apples are 70-80% red with excellent eating quality.

WineCrisp apple

WineCrisp, formerly known as Coop31, is a modern disease-resistant variety developed by the Universities of Prudue, Rutgers and Illinois.
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Zestar! apple

Early season apple with a good crisp sweet-tart flavor.

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