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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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    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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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      Ballerina Samba

      • Picking season: Late
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 6
      • Country of origin: France
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: New Zealand
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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.
      • Picking season: Late
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: Sweden
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: New Zealand
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: France
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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      Limelight

      Limelight apple trees
      Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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).
      • Picking season: Early
      • Flowering group: 2
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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      Saturn

      Saturn apple trees
      An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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      Spartan

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

      An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
      • Picking season: Mid
      • Flowering group: 3
      • Country of origin: United Kingdom
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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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
      • Flowering group: 4
      • Country of origin: Germany
      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile