Pomiferous

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Argile Grise
Argile Grise
Type: cider

Characteristics: Turns brown quickly after being exposed to air.

Synonyms: Petit Doux, Veret Gris. Also called Brown Thorn in Britain.

Antoinette
Antoinette
Type: cider

Characteristics: The flesh is white, firm and juicy. Sweet with a bitter aftertaste. Aromatic.

Synonyms: Muscadet de la Seine-Maritime, Muscadet de la Seine-inférieure, Petit Muscadet

Amère de Berthecourt
Amère de Berthecourt
Type: cider

Summary: This bittersweet cider apple orginated in the 1800s in France and is valued for blending when additional bitterness is called for in hard cider.

Synonyms: Amer de Berthecourt, Berthcourt

Aigre de Bray
Aigre de Bray
Type: cider

Origins: Originated in the Pays de Bray of northwestern France.

Clos Renaux
Clos Renaux
Type: cider

Characteristics: The flesh is white. Firm and juicy. Moderately sweet and slightly tart.

Doux Évêque
Doux Évêque
Type: cider

Characteristics: The flesh is pale yellow, tender. Juicy and sweet, aromatic.

Synonyms: Doux Auvêque, Doux-aux-Vêpes, Pomme d'Évêque, Doux aux Vêques, Doux ...

Reine des Hatives
Reine des Hatives
Type: cider

Characteristics: The flesh is white, medium-grained, tender. Moderately juicy, very sweet and aromatic.

Brown Snout
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Type: cider

Summary: Found as a chance seedling in Britain, this late flowering cider apple makes a mellow, amber cider with bittersweet flavours.

Broom Apple
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Type: cider

Origins: Broom House, south of Raglan, Wales (U.K.) Monmouthshire

Breakwell's Seedling
Breakwell's Seedling
Type: cider

Summary: This bittersharp cider apple hails from Wales over a century ago and ripens early.

Synonyms: Breakwell, Breakwell Seedling, Breakwell’s Apple.

Graniwinkle
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Type: cider

Summary: Listed alongside some of the finest North American cider apples -- the Harrison, Canfield and Poveshon -- the Graniwinkle is a basic ingredient, paired with the ...

Synonyms: Granniwinkle

Tolman Sweet
Tolman Sweet
Type: dual

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine grained, firm and crisp. Moderately juicy, sometimes rather dry, very sweet, tart. Brix 14.6

Synonyms: Brown's Golden Sweet, Tallman Sweeting, Tolman's Sweet, Tolman's Sweeting, ...

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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, ...

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, ...

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, ...

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 ...

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
Type: cider

Characteristics: The pale-green flesh is firm, crisp. Sweet and aromatic.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...