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Akane apple tree
Early-season  (4)  
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Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavor. compare
Alkmene apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  SF  
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Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor. compare
Antonovka apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
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One of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties. compare
Arkansas Black apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Arkansas Black is an unusual and attractive apple, used as a winter apple after maturing in a cold store. compare
Ashmead's Kernel apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavor. compare
Baldwin apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Baldwin is an American heirloom apples, sweet and crisp for eating fresh or cooking. compare
Black Oxford apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well. compare
Braeburn apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  SF  
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Braeburn is one of the best-flavored supermarket apple varieties. compare
Bramley's Seedling apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity. compare
Burgundy apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
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A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing. compare
Calville Blanc apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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One of the world's great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor. compare
Chieftain apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor. compare
Claygate Pearmain apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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Claygate Pearmain is a popular English dessert apple of the Victorian era. compare
Cortland apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples. compare
Court Pendu Plat apple tree
Late-season  (6)  
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Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor. compare
Cox's Orange Pippin apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  SF  
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Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavor of any apple variety. compare
Cripps Pink apple tree
Very late-season  (3)  
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Cripps Pink is one of the best-known modern apple varieties, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions. compare
Cripps Red apple tree
Very late-season  (3)  
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Cripps Red is a late-season dessert apple from Australia, with a crisp dense flesh and a good flavor. compare
Duchess of Oldenburg apple tree
Early-season  (2)  
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An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness. compare
Egremont Russet apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden. compare
Ellison's Orange apple tree
Mid-season  (4)  
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Ellison's Orange is a well respected Cox-style apple which can achieve very good flavor. compare
Elstar apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Elstar is an attractive apple with a well-balanced honeyed flavor. compare
Empire apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it. compare
Enterprise apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking. compare
Fiesta apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavor. compare
Florina apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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A modern disease-resistant variety related to Jonathan and Golden Delicious. compare
Freedom apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A modern disease-resistant apple variety, similar to McIntosh. compare
Freyberg apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Freyberg (or Freyburg) is an attractive golden yellow apple with a high-quality sweet refreshing flavor. compare
Fuji apple tree
Very late-season  (3)  
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Developed in Japan, but with all-American parents, Fuji is a very attractive apple with a good sweet flavor. compare
Gala apple tree
Mid-season  (4)  
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Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor. compare

Late-season  (3)  
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Galarina is best considered an improved disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related). compare
Ginger Gold apple tree
Very early-season  (4)  
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One of the first yellow apples to ripen. compare
Golden Delicious apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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The flavor of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation. compare
Golden Russet apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets. compare
GoldRush apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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GoldRush is a modern disease-resistant apple, like Golden Delicious but with a better tart/sweet balance. compare
Granny Smith apple tree
Very late-season  (3)  SF  
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Granny Smith is the world-famous green apple from Australia, a good choice for warmer apple-growing regions. compare
Gravenstein apple tree
Early-season  (1)  
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Gravenstein is a high-quality early-season eating and cooking apple, with an excellent strong apple flavor. compare
Grimes Golden apple tree
Late-season  (3)  SF  
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A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor. compare
Holstein apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A high-quality apple from Germany, noted for its good flavor and excellent juice. compare
Honeycrisp apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Honeycrisp is a new cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become. compare
Hubbardston Nonsuch apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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An old heirloom apple variety named after the town in Massuchusetts. compare
Irish Peach apple tree
Very early-season  (2)  
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An attractive early season apple, ripening in July / August. compare

Late-season  (5)  
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Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist sat under. compare
James Grieve apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
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James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice. compare
Jonagold apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor. compare
Jonathan apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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One of the best-flavored US apple varieties, a good choice for the backyard orchard. compare
Karmijn de Sonnaville apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

This is a little-known Cox-style apple but with the potential for very good flavor. compare
Keepsake apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter. compare
Kidd's Orange Red apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow. compare
King David apple tree
Very late-season  (3)  
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A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor. compare
King of Tompkins County apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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An heirloom apple from New York state, primarily used for cooking. compare
Lady (Api) apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A small highly flavored variety from France, where it is known as Api. Thought to be very old. compare
Liberty apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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Liberty is a popular disease-resistant apple, large crops of bright red apples, similar to McIntosh. compare
Lord Lambourne apple tree
Mid-season  (2)  
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Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavors. compare
Macoun apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Macoun is one of the best McIntosh-style apples, with the characteristic flowery vinous flavor. compare
McIntosh apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
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A traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh. compare
Mutsu (Crispin) apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Mutsu (or Crispin) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavor, and also sharp enough for cooking. compare
Newtown Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor. compare
Northern Spy apple tree
Very late-season  (5)  
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Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well. compare
Orleans Reinette apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Orleans Reinette is a traditional French apple variety, and remains popular for its old-fashioned flavor. compare
Pitmaston Pine Apple apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavor. compare
Pixie Crunch apple tree
Mid-season  (4)  
Eat  |  In stock

Pixie Crunch (TM) is a small modern disease-resistant apple with an superb flavor. compare
Priscilla apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
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A late summer apple, one of the most disease-resistant of all apples. compare
Pristine apple tree
Very early-season  (4)  
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A very early disease-resistant golden-green apple with a tart flavor. compare
Red Delicious apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms. compare
Redfree apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
Eat  |  In stock

A highly disease resistant summer apple with a sweet flavor. compare
Rhode Island Greening apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Rhode Island Greening is a well-regarded American heirloom variety, particularly good for cooking. compare
Ribston Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A handsome English apple from the 18th century. compare
Roxbury Russet apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America. compare
Rubinette apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Considered by many to be the best-tasting apple ever, Rubinette has a perfect sweet / sharp flavor. compare
Saint Edmund's Russet apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing | Cider |  In stock

Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best. compare
Sansa apple tree
Early-season  (4)  
Eat  |  In stock

A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor. compare
Snow Apple / Fameuse apple tree
Late-season  (2)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh. compare
Spartan apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavor. compare
Spitzenburg apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
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Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favourite of Thomas Jefferson. compare
Sturmer Pippin apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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A sharp-tasting late-season Victorian apple which keeps very well. compare
Sweet Sixteen apple tree
Mid-season  (3)  
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Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness. compare
Tydeman's Late Orange apple tree
Late-season  (4)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple. compare
Winesap apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Winesap is a popular southern heirloom apple, widely grown in Virginia in the 19th century. compare
Winter Banana apple tree
Very late-season  (4)  
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A good quality American apple variety with a faint banana-like flavor. compare
Wolf River apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
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Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant. compare
Worcester Pearmain apple tree
Early-season  (3)  
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Worcester Pearmain is a well-known early-season English apple, noted for its strawberry-like flavors. compare
Yellow Transparent apple tree
Very early-season  (2)  
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A traditional very early-season dual-purpose apple, which is also very winter-hardy. compare
Zabergau Reinette apple tree
Late-season  (3)  
Eat | Juicing  |  In stock

Zabergau Reinette is a well-regarded russet apple from Germany with a strong well-balanced flavor. compare
Zestar! apple tree
Early-season  (1)  
Eat  |  In stock

A crisp attractive early-season apple which stores well. compare



More about Apple trees

Apple trees are generally easy to grow, and because there are so many apple varieties there is invariably a good choice for almost any growing situation, from cool temperate to subtropical.

Apples are perhaps the most versatile of all temperate fruits, and one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. Almost all cultivated apple varieties belong to the species Malus domestica, and are botanically part of the Rose family - apple blossom has an obvious resemblance to wild rose flowers. Apples trees were one of the earliest fruit trees to be cultivated, and originate from central Asia. There are now thousands of different apple cultivars or varieties.

Apples display perhaps a greater range of flavours, appearance, and texture than any other tree fruits. This diversity makes apples a particularly satisifying fruit for home cultivation. Without much difficulty (or space) one can grow a number of different apple trees which will keep a family supplied with fresh apples from mid-summer to late autumn, and with a good spread of flavours and uses.