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List of the best apple varieties for juicing and pressing

All apples can be juiced, but if you want press your own apple cider these varieties offer the best quality color and flavor.


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Growing

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Ploidy?

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Using

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Uses

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Flavor style (apples)

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Juice style

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Disease resistance

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Varieties list

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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
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    Almata

    Almata is a red-fleshed apple, with an acidic flavor. The blossom is deep red.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 1
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    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.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Baldwin

    Baldwin apple tree
    Baldwin is an American heirloom apples, sweet and crisp for eating fresh or cooking.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley's Seedling apple tree
    Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Burgundy

    Burgundy apple tree
    A mid-season apple variety with a good flavor, and good for juicing.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Calville Blanc

    Calville Blanc apple tree
    One of the world's great cooking apples, Calville Blanc is a French variety with a spicy tangy flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
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    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
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    Cox Queen

    Cox Queen apple tree
    A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better flavor.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Cox's Orange Pippin

    Cox's Orange Pippin apple tree
    Cox is widely considered to have the best flavor of any dessert apple variety.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    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
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    Cripps Pink

    Cripps Pink apple tree
    Cripps Pink is one of the best-known modern apple varieties, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Empire

    Empire apple tree
    One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    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
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    Freiherr von Berlepsch

    Freiherr von Berlepsch apple tree
    A good quality German apple, notable for its characteristic pineapple flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    FrostbiteTM

    Frostbite apple tree
    An unusual small apple with a distinctive sweet flavor, and exceptional cold-hardiness.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Gala

    Gala apple tree
    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    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
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    Golden Russet

    Golden Russet apple tree
    Golden Russet is an antique apple from New York, considered the best-flavored of American russets.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Grimes Golden

    Grimes Golden apple tree
    A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Holstein

    Holstein apple tree
    A high-quality apple from Germany, noted for its good flavor and excellent juice.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    Idared

    A popular and versatile apple, especially good for juicing, and an exceptional keeper.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
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    Jonagold

    Jonagold apple tree
    Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Karmijn de Sonnaville

    Karmijn de Sonnaville apple tree
    A rare Cox-style apple from the Netherlands, with the potential for very good flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd's Orange Red apple tree
    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    King of Tompkins County

    King of Tompkins County apple tree
    An heirloom apple from New York state, primarily used for cooking.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Lady

    Lady apple tree
    A small highly flavored apple variety from France, where it is known as Api. It is thought to be very old.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    Margil

    Margil apple tree
    An 18th century French apple variety with an aromatic and complex flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    Mutsu

    Mutsu apple tree
    Mutsu (or Crispin) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavor, and also sharp enough for cooking.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Newtown Pippin

    Newtown Pippin apple tree
    In use since the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Awards: Slow Food - Ark of Taste
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    Northern Spy

    Northern Spy apple tree
    Northern Spy is a popular late-season American heirloom apple variety which stores well.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 5
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    Pink Pearl

    Pink Pearl apple tree
    Pink Pearl features bright pink flesh, and pink apple blossom.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Pollination group: 1
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Redfield

    Redfield apple tree
    An unusual apple / crab-apple cross, with distinctive red-flesh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Reinette Clochard

    Reinette Clochard apple tree
    A traditional French sweet-flavored dual-purpose apple.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Roxbury Russet

    Roxbury Russet apple tree
    Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Shizuka

    Shizuka apple tree
    A large sweet-flavored crisp eating apple from Japan.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Spartan

    Spartan apple tree
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and a delicate "vinous" flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Spigold

    Spigold apple tree
    A good-tasting cross between Northern Spy and Golden Delicious.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Spitzenburg

    Spitzenburg apple tree
    Esopus Spitzenberg is one of the best-flavored American heirloom apples, and a favorite of Thomas Jefferson.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Awards: Slow Food - Ark of Taste
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    SunCrispTM

    A high-quality late-season eating apple with plenty of interesting flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
    • Awards: RHS AGM (former)
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Winter Banana

    Winter Banana apple tree
    A good quality American apple variety named for its faint banana-like flavor.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Pollination group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    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
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    Zabergau Reinette

    Zabergau Reinette apple tree
    Zabergau Reinette is a well-regarded russet apple from Germany with a strong well-balanced flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Pollination group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile