Disease-resistant apple varieties

Traditional apple varieties with good disease-resistance and modern disease-resistant varieties.

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    Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavor.

    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    Antonovka is one of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.

    • Picking seasonEarly
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesDual purpose (eat + cook)
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Arkansas Black is an unusual and attractive apple, used as a winter apple after maturing in a cold store.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    An old-fashioned winter eating apple, with a strong sweet/sharp flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Claygate Pearmain is a popular English dessert apple of the Victorian era.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Cornish Gilliflower is a popular traditional English eating apple with an excellent sweet aromatic flavour.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    CrimsonCrisp is a modern scab-resistant apple, with a very crisp flesh. It can be picked over a long-period.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    CrimsonTopaz is a modern scab-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a sweet-tart flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.

    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesTraditional cooker
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A modern disease-resistant variety related to Jonathan and Golden Delicious.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A modern disease-resistant apple variety, similar to McIntosh.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    GoldRush is a modern disease-resistant apple, like Golden Delicious but with a better tart/sweet balance. It is also one of the best new hard-cider varieties.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.

    • Picking seasonVery late
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Liberty is a popular disease-resistant apple, large crops of bright red apples, similar to McIntosh.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    Macoun is one of the best McIntosh-style apples, with the characteristic flowery vinous flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Pixie Crunch is a small modern disease-resistant apple with a crisp flesh and great flavor.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A late summer apple, one of the most disease-resistant of all apples.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A very early disease-resistant golden-green apple with a tart flavor.

    • Picking seasonVery early
    • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, available in both Red and original Hawkeye forms.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A disease-resistant and cold-hardy summer apple with a sweet flavor, also known as Co-op 13.

    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor.

    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    A rich sweet-flavored red apple which grows best in the northern states.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    A high-quality late-season eating apple, with excellent flavor and disease-resistant qualities.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    An attractive English late-season dessert apple with excellent sweet-sharp aromatic flavors.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group5
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    Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group4
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    An early summer apple, with excellent disease-resistance and a pleasant tart flavor.

    • Picking seasonVery early
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-3 days
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
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    Winecrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple with a spicy flavor. Also known as Co-op 31.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Winesap is a popular southern heirloom apple, widely grown in Virginia in the 19th century.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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    Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesTraditional cooker
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group3