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Different Apple Varieties You Must Explore

Apple is one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. It has been a part of our diet once in a while. How many varieties of apples are you aware of?

 25 Different varieties of Apple

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” has been a part of our life lessons and the fruit has always been prominent in comparison to others. There are around 7500 different varieties of Apple across the globe. Apples are highly nutritious and are good for heart health. They are mostly used as a primary ingredient in recipes such as cookies, jams, and smoothies.

Let’s dig in to find out about different varieties of Apples.

Gala

Gala,

This sweet and mild flavor apple is considered ideal for lunch boxes. They taste best when they are consumed fresh and can be cooked into compote. They can also be pressed into apple cider. Their cultivation developed in the 1930s.

Lady

lady apple, different varieties of apple.

The second on our list is Lady. Grown in 1628, it is one of the oldest varieties of apple. These were grown during the French Renaissance. These delicate apples are mildly sweet.

Baldwin

Baldwin apples

This slightly sweet apple was grown initially in the 1740s and is most popular among people when cooked as old-fashioned Crisp.

Gravenstein

Gravenstein

Firstly grown in the 18th century, this has an aromatic flavor and there is an annual festival associated with this variety. This is used in making energy bites.

Esopus Spitzenburg

Esopus Spitzenburg

Grown in the early 19th century, this sharp flavored apple has a floral scent and is used in baking Apple Cobbler. It was discovered in Esopus, New York.

McIntosh

McIntosh

Grown firstly during the 19th century, this one is sweet, fresh, and sweet. It is mostly used for making apple cider and is quite popular in New England.

 Cox’s Orange Pippin

 Cox’s Orange Pippin

Grown in 1825, this variety is rich and fruity. It is mostly used for making desserts due to its richness.

York

york

Popular in Virginia since 1830, this sweeter and sharper apple is still loved for its taste.

Northern Spy

Northern spy

It is sweet and crisp in taste. Originated during the 1840s, this variety contains ample amounts of vitamin C which is good for health.

Granny Smith

This tart and highly acidic variety was discovered by Maria Ann Smith aka granny in the 1860s and is used to make various apple recipes.

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Golden Delicious

Golden Delicious

This custardy and rich flavored apple variety was discovered in Virginia in the 1890s. It is regarded as one of the most popular varieties across the globe.

Cortland

Cortland

It is a man-made hybrid in the United States. It is juicy, crispy, sweet as well as tart.

Macoun

Macoun

This crunchy and sweet variety was developed by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station In the 1930s. It is super juicy and aromatic.

Mutsu

Mutsu

Initially known as Crispin, this was first Grown in Japan in 1930. It has found its name in the Mutsu Province of Japan and has a honey-tangy flavor.

Fuji

Fuji apples

Highly refreshing, found in the 1940s, it is one of the sweetest varieties and is not considered ideal for baked recipes. It is mostly used for salads.

Twenty Ounce

Twenty Ounce

These tangy apples were grown in 1800 and are used in muffins and pies. They are popular for their large size.

Empire

Empire

Named after New York State, this sweet, crispy, and juicy variety was grown initially in the 1940s.

Ginger Gold

Ginger Gold

This one is a cross variety between Golden Delicious and Albemarle Pippin. It is sweet, fresh, and crisp. It was first grown in the 1960s.

Honeycrisp

Honeycrisp

This juicy, 1960s-based sweet and crunchy apple is one of the most expensive varieties due to its high demand.

Liberty

The variety is resistant to a disease called Apple scab. It is crisp, sweet, and tart.

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 Pink Lady

 Pink Lady

This 1970s-based mild flavor is the first one to have a brand name. It is crunchy and has a mild flavor.

Piñata

Piñata

Made by combining two terms Pinova and Sonata, this 1986-grown apple is sweet, delicious, and has a rich color.

Gold Rush

Gold Rush Apple, Different Apple varieties

Named such due to its rich flavor, this juicy apple is mildly sweet and is best when consumed fresh.

Ruby frost

Ruby frost

It was developed in 2013 by Cornell University’s apple breeding program. It is crisp and a mixture of sweet and tart in taste.

Snapdragon

Snapdragon

The last on our list is Snapdragon. This 2013-based apple is also called Honeycrisp 2.0. It has a sweet and spicy taste.

How many of the above-mentioned varieties are you aware of?

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