Pomiferous

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Information on over 7,000 apples is available here, all carefully researched and provided in a way that is easy to navigate.

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A.D.W. Atkins
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Type: culinary

Summary: A British cooking apple, also used for making cider.

Aargauer Herrenapfel
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Type: culinary

Summary: Originating in the Swiss Canton of Aargau, this apple dates back to the 1700s.

Synonyms: Herrenapfel (the Reinette de Champagne is also known by this synonym), SŸssreine ...

Aargauer Jägerapfel
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Type: culinary

Summary: Found as a wild seedling in Switzerland prior to 1800.

Synonyms: Sometimes referred to as the Rheinischen Winterrambur. Also known as Kuttiger Jä ...

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 ...

Aargauer Quittenapfel
Aargauer Quittenapfel
Type: culinary

Characteristics: Soft, very acidic.

Aargauer Rosen
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Type: culinary

Summary: Possibly a Roman variety with origins in the western Pyrenees.

Synonyms: Baschi, Baschiapfel, Bornapfel, Weissrosen, San Sebastian, Weissrosen, Weiss-Ros ...

Abbé Soyer
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Type: culinary

Origins: Named in honour of the Abbé Soyer (1838-1902) who ultimately became Bishop

Äckerli
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Type: dessert

Summary: Originating in Switzerland, this fresh-eating apple is also used for baking and cider.

Synonyms: Äckerliapfel, Aeckerliapfel

Adam's Apple
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Type: culinary

Summary: See White Paradise

Ahern Beauty
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Type: culinary

Origins: Grown in northern Ireland since the late 1700.

Synonyms: Aherne Beauty, Mere de Ménage

Aimée Rabin
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Type: culinary
Alant
Alant
Type: dessert

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, fine grained. Juicy, sweet with aromas of cinnamon and elfdock (alant in German, aunée in French) from which comes the name of the varie ...

Synonyms: Aunée, Carrée d'Automne, Edler Prinzessin, Franche-Noble, Fransche Kron., Gelber ...

Alastair Cannon-White
Alastair Cannon-White
Type: culinary

Characteristics: The flesh is cream colour, firm. Rich flavour.

Synonyms: Alastair Canon, Alastair Cannon, White Lindel

Alatau
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Type: culinary

Characteristics: Red fleshed, quite dark. Very tart

Albury Park Nonsuch
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Type: culinary

Summary: A good dual purpose apple, likely grown Holland during the mid-1700s.

Synonyms: Albury Nonsuch, Dutch Mignon, Dutch Mignonne, Forfar

Aldenham Purple
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Type: culinary

Summary: A redfleshed apple that can be used for both culinary and decorative purposes.

Synonyms: Aldenham Crabapple, Purple Crab, Rosebloom Crab

Alderman
Alderman
Type: culinary

Summary: This Scottish cooking apple was developed in 1923 or earlier.

Alderton
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Type: culinary

Summary: Judged to be of poor quality and likely no longer grown.

Aldwick Beauty
Type: culinary

Characteristics: Sweet, dry

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 ...

Alfriston
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Type: culinary

Summary: No longer widely grown, but lives on as a popular garden variety in Britain. Great for apple jelly.

Synonyms: Alfreston, Alfristan, Freen Grove, Green Goose, Lord Gwydyr's Pippin, Lord Gwydy ...

Alma Sweet
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Type: culinary

Characteristics: Very sweet, dry some years and very juicy other years. Flavours tend to be somewhat bland.

Altgeld's Küchenapfel
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Type: culinary

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine grained. Crunchy. Juicy and sweet with vinous flavours.

Altländer Fettapfel
Altländer Fettapfel
Type: culinary

Characteristics: The flesh is white, crisp. Intense flavour.

Synonyms: Altlander Fettapfel

Altländer Pfannkuchenapfel
Type: culinary

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured and crisp. Sharp and fruity.

Synonyms: Altlander, Altlander pfannkuchenapfel, Altländer, Echter Altländer Pfannkuchenap ...

Amassia
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Type: culinary

Characteristics: The flesh is white, fine-grained and tender and juicy. Sweet and somewhat tart when first harvest, but becomes more sweet and aromatic without the tartness in s ...

Synonyms: Amasia, Amassia Muskett, Amasya, Apple of Amasya, Musk Apple, Rose Apple of Asia

American Grindling
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Type: culinary

Characteristics: The flesh is tan coloured, coarse-grained, soft. Dry and acidic.

American Wothorpe Prolific
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Type: culinary

Summary: Listed in A.F. Barron's 1883 "British Apples" but otherwise unknown. Likely a lost apple. May also be Arnold's Worthorpe Prolific which seems to have disappeare ...

Synonyms: American Worthorpe Prolific, Worthorpe Prolific, Wothorpe Prolific

Amphlett’s Favourite
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Type: culinary

Summary: A cooking apple that originated in Herfordshire during the 1800s. Possibly a lost cultivar.

Angelner Borsdorfer
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Type: dual

Characteristics: The flesh is light tan coloured, fine-grained, crunchy. Juicy and sweet with somewhat spicy aroma.

Synonyms: Angeliter Borsdorfter, Angeler Borsdorfer, Angeliter Borsdorfer