All apples can be juiced, but if you want press your own apple cider these varieties offer the best quality color and flavor.
Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavor.
Arkansas Black is an unusual and attractive apple, used as a winter apple after maturing in a cold store.
A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.
Baldwin is an American heirloom apples, sweet and crisp for eating fresh or cooking.
A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well.
One of the world's great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor.
Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.
Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
CrimsonCrisp is a modern scab-resistant apple, with a very crisp flesh. It can be picked over a long-period.
CrimsonTopaz is a modern scab-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a sweet-tart flavor.
Cripps Pink is one of the best-known modern apple varieties, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions.
One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.
Fiesta is Cox-style apple, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavor.
A good quality German apple, notable for its characteristic pineapple flavor.
An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptionally cold-hardy.
Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.
A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.
A high-quality apple from Germany, noted for its good flavor and excellent juice.
A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.
James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.
Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.
This is a little-known Cox-style apple but with the potential for very good flavor.
Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.
An heirloom apple from New York state, primarily used for cooking.
A small highly flavored variety from France, where it is known as Api. Thought to be very old.
Liberty is a popular disease-resistant apple, large crops of bright red apples, similar to McIntosh.
An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
A traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh.
Mutsu (or Crispin) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavor, and also sharp enough for cooking.
In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.
Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.
An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.
A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavor.
A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better flavor.
An unusual apple / crab-apple cross, with distinctive red-flesh.
A traditional French sweet-flavored dual-purpose apple.
Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.
Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
A large sweet-flavored crisp eating apple from Japan.
A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.
A good-tasting cross between Northern Spy and Golden Delicious.
Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favourite of Thomas Jefferson.
A high-quality late-season eating apple with plenty of interesting flavor.
An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
Winesap is a popular southern heirloom apple, widely grown in Virginia in the 19th century.
Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
Zabergau Reinette is a well-regarded russet apple from Germany with a strong well-balanced flavor.