Pomiferous

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Gros Api
Gros Api
Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is white, moderately fine-grained, crunchy and juicy. Sweet-tart.

Synonyms: Api Double, Api Grande, Api Grosse, Api rose, Double Rose, Drap d’Or, Gros Api d ...

Api Étoilé
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Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, fine grained, crunchy and sweet-tart. Aromatic.

Synonyms: Star Apple, Sternapfel, Pentagone, Pentagonale, Longue queue. Sometimes also cal ...

Belle Fille
Belle Fille
Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is white, crunchy. Juicy, sweet, vaguely vinous and aromatic.

Synonyms: Belle Bourguignonne, Belle Femme, Belle Fille, de Bonne Fille. The name Belle Fi ...

Purpurroter Cousinot
Purpurroter Cousinot
Type: dual

Characteristics: The flesh is pale yellowish, stained red under the skin. Fine-grained, fruity, spicy and sweet.

Synonyms: Badener Reinette, Blutapfel, Cousinot Rouge d’Hiver, Purpurroter Winter Cousinot ...

Pitmaston Pineapple
Pitmaston Pineapple
Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy yellow, tender, juicy and sweet with a nutty, honeyed/musky flavour and hints of pineapple tartness.

Synonyms: Ananas, Pine Apple, Pineapple, Pineapple Pippin, Pitmaston Pineapple, Radcliffe’ ...

Court Pendu Plat
Court Pendu Plat
Type: dessert

Characteristics: The yellowish flesh falls halfway between crisp and soft. Little free juice. Flavour is sweet, intensely fruity, becoming sweeter as it matures in storage. Has ...

Synonyms: Cort Pendu Plat, Garnons, Kurtzstiel, Noble Zoete, Poor Man's Apple, Princesse N ...

Wickson Crab
Wickson Crab
Type: cider

Characteristics: The flesh is white, firm. Juicy. Very sweet and quite tart and intensely flavoured. Spicy peach apple flavour. When grown in cooler climates, the acidity tends ...

Vilbery
Vilbery
Type: cider

Origins: Originated in northern Brittany (France) during the 1800s.

Synonyms: Vileberie, Vilberry, Villebery

Bramtôt
Bramtôt
Type: cider

Characteristics: The flesh is white tending slightly to yellowish. Firm and very juicy. Sweet with a mild bitter flavour. Aromatic. High juice yield, 375 milliLitres per pound o ...

Synonyms: Bramtot

Öhringer Blutstreifling
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Type: dual

Characteristics: The flesh is white, firm. Juicy, sweet and almost no acidity.

Synonyms: Roter Blutstreifling

Double Red Duchess
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Type: dual

Summary: Found in 1914 as a mutation of Duchess of Oldenburg by J.P. Van Buren at Stockport, New York (U.S.A.) and introduced commercially in 1937. Solid red wash.

Synonyms: Van Buren Red Duchess

Bardwell
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Type: culinary

Summary: A highly coloured mutation of Duchess of Oldenburg found by William Bradwell in his orchard near Excelsior, Minnesota (U.S.A.). Somewhat tougher skin and best s ...

Synonyms: Red Duchess of Oldenburg

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Aargauer Jubiläum
Aargauer Jubiläum
Type: culinary

Summary: A Swiss apple from the Canton Aargau, along the German border. Used for cooking and cider.

Synonyms: Aargauer Jubilaums, Aargauer Jubiläumsapfel, Neuenhoffer, Jubilé d'Argovie, Jubi ...

Abbondanza
Abbondanza
Type: dessert

Summary: Originating in Italy, this large, fresh-eating apple offers a refreshing sweet tart flavour.

Synonyms: Belfort

Achimer Golden Reinette
Achimer Golden Reinette
Type: dessert

Summary: A German heritage cultivar from the 1800s. Excellent eating apple, as well as baking, juice and cider.

Synonyms: Achimer Goldrenette, Celler Dickstiel, Donnerhorst, Krugers Dickstiel, Sulzbache ...

Tohoku 3
Tohoku 3
Type: dessert

Summary: Developed in the mid-1900s in Japan, this apple is best known as the Akane and Primrouge.

Synonyms: Akane, Prime Red, Primered, Prime Rouge, Primrouge, Red Sky, Tohoku, Tokyo Rose

Baldwin
Baldwin
Type: dual

Summary: Originated in the 1700s in the northeastern United States of America, this baking apple is also favoured for cider.

Synonyms: Butters, Butter's Apple, Pecker, Red Baldwin Pippin, Steele's Red Winter, Woodpe ...

Blenheim Orange
Blenheim Orange
Type: dual

Characteristics: Creamy white flesh, crumbly and coarse-grained. Juicy, sprightly and very sweet with a distinct nutty flavour.

Synonyms: Beauty of Dumbleton, Blenheim, Blenheim Orange Pippin, Blenheim Pippin, Blooming ...

King of the Pippins
King of the Pippins
Type: dual

Summary: See also Reine des Reinettes.

Synonyms: Gold Winter Pearmain, Golden Pearmain, Golden Winter Pearmain, Reine de Reinette ...

Nanny
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, soft, tender, juicy, sw and flavourful.

Synonyms: Nancy, September Beauty

Rokewood
Rokewood
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is greenish, very firm and crisp. Sweet.

Synonyms: Bullock, Bullock's Seedling

Sekai Ichi
Sekai Ichi
Type: dessert

Summary: Bred in Japan by crossing Delicious and Golden Delicious, the Sekai Ichi can grow extremely large.

Synonyms: Sekaiichi, World's Number One

Dabinett
Dabinett
Type: cider

Origins: A British cider apple found by William Dabinett in the early 1900s growing as a wild seedling in a hedge in the Martock?Kingsbury area of Somerset (UK). It is ...

Synonyms: Dabinette (incorrect)

Fenouillet Gris
Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, fine-grained, crisp. Sweet with aniseed flavour and aroma.

Synonyms: Anis, Anise Fenouillet, Aromatic Russet, Bardin, Cararsay Russet, Caraway Russet ...

Almey
Type: crabapple

Summary: An ornamental crabapple loaded with stunning pink flowers.

Synonyms: Malus baccata ’Almey’

Aia ilu
Aia ilu
Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, firm. Juicy and sweet-tart.

Synonyms: Garden Beauty

Poveshon
Type: cider

Summary: Once ranked as one of the four best American cider apples, this variety was thought lost until 2015.

Alexander
Alexander
Type: culinary

Characteristics: Flesh is white with a faint tinge of yellow. Coarse texture. Juicy and sweet with winey flavours.. Sweet when eaten fresh, otherwise quite sharp.

Synonyms: Albertin, Alexander the First, Aport, Calville Alexandre, Emperor Alexander, Emp ...

Northern Spy
Type: dual

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine-grained, firm and crisp. Juicy and moderately sweet. Flavour is quite sweet-tart. The thin skin is prone to bruising. Browns slowly whe ...

Synonyms: Green Peak Spy, Northern Spie, Northern Pie Apple, Spy, Red Spy, Red Northern Sp ...