Fireblight-resistant apple varieties

A selection of apple varieties that have very good or some resistance to fireblight. Be sure to ask us about fireblight-resistant rootstocks too.

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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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    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
  • Cider apple trees

    A traditional French bittersweet cider variety, with some resistance to fireblight.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    Bramley is the essential English cooking and sharp cider apple, famous for its rich tangy acidity.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesTraditional cooker
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • 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
  • Cider apple trees

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    Dabinett is a traditional English cider apple variety, producing a bittersweet juice.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
    • Pollination group6
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    A traditional French bittersharp cider apple variety.

    • UsesHard cider
  • Apple trees

    One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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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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    Early ripening forms of the Fuji apple variety.

    • Picking seasonMid
    • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • 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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    A high quality apple, Grimes Golden is probably the parent of Golden Delicious, but with a richer flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
    • Pollination group3
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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
  • Apple trees

    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
  • Apple trees

    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.

    • 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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    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
  • Apple trees

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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
  • Cider apple trees

    A very old French bittersweet cider variety.

    • UsesHard cider
    • Gardening skillAverage
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group2
  • Apple trees

    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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    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
  • Apple trees

    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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    Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesCooking
    • UsesJuice
    • UsesHard cider
    • 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
  • Apple trees

    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
  • Apple trees

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, and a delicate "vinous" flavor.

    • Picking seasonLate
    • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
    • UsesEating fresh
    • UsesJuice
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
    • Pollination group3
  • Apple trees

    A good-tasting cross between Northern Spy and Golden Delicious.

    • 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 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
  • Apple trees

    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 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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    A crisp attractive early-season apple which stores well.

    • Picking seasonEarly
    • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
    • UsesEating fresh
    • Gardening skillSuitable for beginners
    • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
    • Pollination group1