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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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Varieties list

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    Ashmead's Kernel

    Ashmead's Kernel apple trees
    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Ballerina Samba

    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Bardsey

    Bardsey apple trees
    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Bloody Ploughman

    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Bramley 20

    Bramley 20 apple trees
    Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though).
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley's Seedling apple trees
    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Chivers Delight

    Chivers Delight apple trees
    Chivers Delight is an under-rated Cox-style apple from Cambridgeshire. Crisp and sweet.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Court Pendu Plat

    Court Pendu Plat apple trees
    Court Pendu Plant is a traditional French apple with a pronounced aromatic pear-drop flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Country of origin: France
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    Cox's Orange Pippin

    Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees
    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Discovery

    Discovery apple trees
    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Fiesta

    Fiesta apple trees
    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Gala

    Gala apple trees
    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavor.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: New Zealand
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    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves apple trees
    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Grenadier

    Grenadier apple trees
    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Howgate Wonder

    Howgate Wonder apple trees
    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
    24.45€buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    James Grieve

    James Grieve apple trees
    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Katy

    Katy apple trees
    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Sweden
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    Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin apple trees
    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd's Orange Red apple trees
    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: New Zealand
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    King of the Pippins

    King of the Pippins apple trees
    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: France
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    Lane's Prince Albert

    Lane's Prince Albert apple trees
    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Limelight

    Limelight apple trees
    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Lord Derby

    Lord Derby apple trees
    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Lord Lambourne

    Lord Lambourne apple trees
    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Meridian

    Meridian apple trees
    Meridian is a little known modern English apple, heavy crops, easy to grow, and excellent flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood's Nonsuch apple trees
    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Pitmaston Pine Apple

    Pitmaston Pine Apple apple trees
    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Red Devil

    Red Devil apple trees
    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Red Falstaff

    Red Falstaff apple trees
    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Rosemary Russet

    Rosemary Russet apple trees
    A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Rosette

    Rosette apple trees
    A new eating apple with attractive pink flesh. One of the best apples for juicing (the juice is pink).
    24.45€buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Saint Edmund's Russet

    Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees
    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Saturn

    Saturn apple trees
    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Spartan

    Spartan apple trees
    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavor.
    24.45€buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: Canada
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    Sunset

    Sunset apple trees
    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    SurprizeTM

    An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
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    Tickled Pink

    Tickled Pink apple trees
    A late-season red-fleshed apple, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Country of origin: Germany