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.
Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.
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.
A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better 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.
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 favorite of Thomas Jefferson.
A high-quality late-season eating apple with plenty of interesting flavor.
An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
An early summer apple, with excellent disease-resistance and a pleasant tart flavor.
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.