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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966
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Type: apple

Characteristics: Flesh is yellow, firm, very juicy and sweet. Tangy with a intense fruity flavour. Keeps for about five months in cold storage.

Other names: American Plat, American Plate, Balgone Golden Pippin, Balgowan, Balgowan Pippin, ...

Aldenham Purple
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Type: culinary

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

Other names: Aldenham Crabapple, Purple Crab, Rosebloom Crab

Alexis Crab
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Type: crabapple

Characteristics: Sweet.

Other names: Sometimes refered to as Alexis, but this is used for a sport of McIntosh

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.

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

Almata
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Type: culinary

Summary: This redfleshed apple makes great apple sauce, crabapple jelly and has also caught the attention of cider makers.

Other names: Alma Ata

Amur Red
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Type: apple

Origins: Thought to be a seedling of Amur, released by Harold Orchard, Miami, Manitoba (Canada) in 1940

Ballarat Seedling
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is crisp, coarse and hard. Fruity. Keeps for several months in cool room.

Other names: Ballarat, Stewart, Stewart's Seedling

Callaway
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Type: crabapple

Origins: Georgia (USA)

Other names: Malus ’Callaway’

Cranberry
Cranberry
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is red and crisp. Tart and flavourful.

Davidson Sweeting
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Type: apple

Origins: Discovered in 1994 by Dr. L.R. Littleton, this old apple tree was found, barely clinging to life, in the old Berrier Orchard near Cana, Virginia. Renee Berrier ...

Dolgo
Dolgo
Type: crabapple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish. Juicy, sharp. Flavourful.

Other names: Malus ‘Dolgo” Blossoms:Pink buds opening to large, white single blossoms. Fragra ...

Dolgo/Dolgo Crab
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellow, crisp. Juicy, tart, slightly bitter and with flavours of pineapples and strawberries.

Other names: COULD THIS BE DR. DOLGO????

Frederick
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is white stained red next to the skin. Aromatic. Full sharp cider apple.

Golden Hornet
Type: apple

Origins: This tree was bred in the early 20th century by Waterer’s Nursery. It is thought to be descended from Malus prunifolia rinki or Malus x Zumi Calocarpa.ÓÒ

Other names: Malus zumi calocarpaGolden Hornet

Grenadier
Grenadier
Type: apple

Characteristics: White flesh, fine?grained, firm, crisp and juicy. Tangy.

Gros Papa
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, moderately fine grained and tender. Very juicy and sweet with only mild flavours. Ke three months in cold storage.

Other names: Papa. Note that the Montalivet apple is also known by the synonym Gros Papa but ...

Hyslop Crab
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish fine grained, firm and juicy just prior to ripens but it quickly turns mealy and astringent.

Jacques Lebel
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is cream coloured, crisp. Juicy and tart.

Kerr
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish with red stains. Firm and crisp, Very juicy, sweet, sprightly, but needs to mature in storage for the best flavours to emerge. Keeps up t ...

Other names: Morden 352

Keswick Codlin
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy, fine and tender. Very juicy and sharp tending to sour unless fully ripe. It becomes meal after a month in storage.

Other names: Finnerty, Keswick Codling. Not to be confused with the Codling or English Codlin ...

Laughton Nonesuch
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is white, tender, sweet and juicy.

Other names: Nonesuch, Nonsuch, Langton Nonesuch, Langton Nonsuch

Limbertwig
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish, crisp and chewy. Keeps three months in cold storage.

Other names: Common Limbertwig, Mountain Limbertwig, Old Limbertwig, Old?fashioned Limbertwig

Lough Key Crab
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Type: apple

Characteristics: Pink flesh.

Malus angustifolia
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Type: crabapple

Characteristics: The flesh is very sharp and bitter, but while unpalatable, it is not harmful. Quite aromatic.

Other names: Southern Crabapple

Malus baccata
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Type: crabapple

Characteristics: The flesh is very sour but not toxic.

Other names: Siberian crab, Chinese crab.

Malus hopa
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Type: crabapple

Characteristics: The flesh is reddish

Other names: Flowering Crab, Pink Sunburst

Malus ioensis
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Type: crabapple

Characteristics: The flesh is tart.

Other names: Iowa Crab, Prairie Crab

Malus sylvestris
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Type: crabapple

Characteristics: The flesh is quite sharp and dry. Some varieties can be sweet and all are most flavourful when they have been hit by frost.

Other names: European apple, European wild apple

Maypole
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Type: crabapple

Origins: WijikMcIntosh x Baskatong, 1989 Kent UK

Maypole <<<<<Ballerina>>>>
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Type: apple

Characteristics: Flesh is dark red.

Other names: Ballerina, Ballerina Crab, Colonnade, Maypole Colonnade, Maypole Ballerina