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List of disease-resistant apple varieties

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


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  • Akane

    Akane apple tree
    Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavor.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Alkmene

    Alkmene apple tree
    Alkmene is a mid-season apple from Germany, related to to Cox but with a more robust flavor.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Antonovka

    Antonovka apple tree
    Antonovka is one of the most cold-hardy of all apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Arkansas Black

    Arkansas Black apple tree
    Arkansas Black is an unusual and attractive apple, used as a winter apple after maturing in a cold store.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Ashmead's Kernel

    Ashmead's Kernel apple tree
    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Beauty of Bath

    Beauty of Bath apple tree
    One of the earliest English apples, ripening in early August.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Belle de Boskoop

    Belle de Boskoop apple tree
    A versatile and popular dual-purpose 19th century Dutch apple, still grown commercially in Europe.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Black Oxford

    Black Oxford apple tree
    A good quality hardy traditional New England apple which keeps well.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Blue Pearmain

    Blue Pearmain apple tree
    An old-fashioned winter eating apple, with a strong sweet/sharp flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Bonkers NY35

    Bonkers (NY35) is an interesting cross between Liberty and Delicious, with the best characteristics of both.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Chieftain

    Chieftain apple tree
    A quietly popular apple, similar to Delicious but with a better and more complex flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Claygate Pearmain

    Claygate Pearmain apple tree
    Claygate Pearmain is a popular English dessert apple of the Victorian era.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cortland

    Cortland apple tree
    Developed from McIntosh, Cortland is one of the most widely-grown Mac-style apples.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plat apple tree
    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 6
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • CrimsonCrispTM

    CrimsonCrisp apple tree
    CrimsonCrisp is a modern scab-resistant apple, with a very crisp flesh. It can be picked over a long-period.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • CrimsonTopazTM

    CrimsonTopaz is a modern scab-resistant variety from the Czech Republic, with a sweet-tart flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Dayton

    Dayton is an attractive red modern disease-resistant apple with crisp flesh and a sweet/tart flavor.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Discovery

    Discovery apple tree
    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Duchess of Oldenburg

    Duchess of Oldenburg apple tree
    An old culinary variety from Russia, popular in North America, and noted for its winter hardiness.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Enterprise

    Enterprise apple tree
    Enterprise is a modern American disease-resistant apple, good for eating fresh and cooking.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Fameuse

    Fameuse apple tree
    A very hardy north country apple, known both as the Snow Apple and Fameuse, and the probable parent of McIntosh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Florina

    Florina apple tree
    A modern disease-resistant variety related to Jonathan and Golden Delicious.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Freedom

    Freedom apple tree
    A modern disease-resistant apple variety, similar to McIntosh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Galarina

    Galarina is best considered an improved, disease-resistant Gala (to which it is closely related).
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Gilpin

    Gilpin is a traditional American an all-purpose apple, an excellent keeper, useful in the kitchen and for cider too.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Ginger Gold®

    Ginger Gold apple tree
    One of the first yellow apples to ripen.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • GoldRush

    GoldRush apple tree
    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 season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Haralson

    Haralson apple tree
    Haralson is a great all-round backyard apple variety, disease-resistant and cold-hardy.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Honeycrisp

    Honeycrisp apple tree
    Honeycrisp is a cold-hardy disease-resistant apple - it shows just how good modern apples have become.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Hudson's Golden Gem

    Hudson's Golden Gem apple tree
    A large yellow russeted apple with an excellent sweet flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Keepsake

    Keepsake apple tree
    A high-quality late-season eating apple, keeps well, and at its best in mid-winter.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • King David

    King David apple tree
    A popular Arkansas variety with a rich southern flavor.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Liberty

    Liberty apple tree
    Liberty is a popular disease-resistant apple, large crops of bright red apples, similar to McIntosh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • McIntosh

    McIntosh apple tree
    A traditional versatile apple popular in the northern states of the USA. Also known as Macintosh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Novaspy

    Novaspy apple tree
    An improved form of Northern Spy, and an excellent all-round apple for northern areas.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pixie CrunchTM

    Pixie Crunch apple tree
    Pixie Crunch is a small modern disease-resistant apple with a crisp flesh and great flavor.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pristine

    Pristine apple tree
    A very early disease-resistant golden-green apple with a tart flavor.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Red Delicious

    Red Delicious apple tree
    Delicious is one of the most popular red apples, productive and easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Redfree

    Redfree apple tree
    A disease-resistant and cold-hardy summer apple with a sweet flavor, also known as Co-op 13.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Saint Edmund's Russet

    Saint Edmund's Russet apple tree
    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Sansa

    Sansa apple tree
    A high quality early-season apple variety with a notably sweet flavor.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Scarlett O'HaraTM

    Scarlett O'Hara is a modern disease-resistant red eating apple,
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • SnowSweet®

    SnowSweet apple tree
    A rich sweet-flavored red apple which grows best in the northern states.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Sturmer Pippin

    Sturmer Pippin apple tree
    A traditional late-season English apple, ideal for storing.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • SundanceTM

    A high-quality late-season eating apple, with excellent flavor and disease-resistant qualities.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Suntan

    Suntan apple tree
    An attractive English late-season dessert apple with excellent sweet-sharp aromatic flavors.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet Sixteen apple tree
    Sweet 16 is a sweet-flavored apple, with good cold hardiness.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • TriumphTM

    Also known as MN80, Triumph is a new release from the well-regarded University of Minnesota apple breeding program.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Tydeman's Late Orange

    Tydeman's Late Orange apple tree
    An excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Williams' Pride

    Williams' Pride apple tree
    An early summer apple, with excellent disease-resistance and a pleasant tart flavor.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • WineCrispTM

    WineCrisp is a modern disease-resistant apple with a spicy flavor. Also known as Co-op 31.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Winesap

    Winesap apple tree
    Winesap is a popular southern heirloom apple, widely grown in Virginia in the 19th century.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Wolf River

    Wolf River apple tree
    Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple for the north - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile