Best apple varieties for juicing and pressing


Gardening skill

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Suitable for beginners20
Average10
Some needed1

Fruit tree categories

Apple trees31
Cider apple trees1

Stock availabilitytop


Height after 10 years


Small (dwarf)1
Medium (semi-dwarf)8
Large (semi-vigorous)22
Full-size (standard)4

Rootstock


M1163
M254
M268
M91
MM10621

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Picking season

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Very early
Early6
Mid11
Late14
Very late

Keeping

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Does not keep
1-3 days
1 week7
2-3 weeks10
1-2 months7
3 months or more7

Uses


Good for eating fresh22
Good for cooking15
Good for juice31
Good for cider7

Cooking result


Puree6
Textured puree2
Keeps shape2

Growingtop


Planting position


Full sun essential
Full sun preferred21
Tolerates partial shade8
Tolerates north-facing shade2

Flowering group

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1
26
319
46
5
6

Self-fertility

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Self-fertile4
Partially self-fertile10
Not self-fertile17

Ploidy

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Diploid28
Triploid3

Pollinating others

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Good6
Average21
Poor3

Vigour

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Weak growing2
Slightly small1
Average growth22
Slightly large2
Large3
Very large1

Precocity

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Precocious10
Slow to start bearing

Cropping


Heavy17
Good10
Light3

Fruit bearing

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Spur-bearer23
Free-spurring
Partial tip-bearer8
Tip-bearer

Fruit persistence

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Normal ripening22
Fruit drops when ripe2
Ripens over a period1
Persistent

Bearing regularity

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Regular28
Biennial tendency2

Climatetop


Blossom frost-resistance

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Good resistance10
Some resistance3
Susceptible5

Can be grown in


Temperate climates31
Mild / damp climates17
Warm climates6

Disease resistancetop


General resistance

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Good19
Average9
Poor1

Suitable for organic

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Organic / no-spray culture15

Canker

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Very resistant1
Some resistance6
Neutral
Some susceptibility3
Very susceptible1

Scab

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Very resistant10
Some resistance7
Neutral
Some susceptibility4
Very susceptible1

Mildew

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Very resistant
Some resistance8
Neutral
Some susceptibility2
Very susceptible

Silverleaf

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Very resistant
Some resistance
Neutral
Some susceptibility
Very susceptible

Fruit identificationtop


Country of origin


Canada1
Germany 1
New Zealand1
Sweden 1
United Kingdom26
United States1

Period of origin


1500 - 1549
1550 - 1599
1600 - 1649
1650 - 1699
1700 - 17491
1750 - 17991
1800 - 18495
1850 - 18996
1900 - 19498
1950 - 19997
20003

Fruit colour


Crimson1
Green5
Green - light1
Green / Red3
Green / Yellow2
Orange1
Orange / Red2
Orange flush5
Red8
Red / Green1
Russet2

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Apple varieties for juicing

  • Apple trees
    Ashmead's Kernel Apple trees

    Ashmead's Kernel

    A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 4(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
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    Bardsey Apple trees

    Bardsey

    A hardy disease-resistant apple, discovered growing on an island off the west coast of Wales.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Bloody Ploughman Apple trees

    Bloody Ploughman

    An old Scottish apple variety, named for the crimson-red colour of its skin and stained flesh.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Bramley 20 Apple trees

    Bramley 20  Best seller

    Bramley 20 is a naturally smaller version of Bramley's Seedling (the apples are the same size though).  compare
    From €23.90 to €25.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Bramley's Seedling Apple trees

    Bramley's Seedling  Best seller

    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 3(triploid)
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Cox's Orange Pippin Apple trees

    Cox's Orange Pippin  Best seller

    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Discovery Apple trees

    Discovery  Best seller

    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.  compare
    From €0.00 to €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Fiesta Apple trees

    Fiesta®  Best seller

    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Greensleeves Apple trees

    Greensleeves

    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Grenadier Apple trees

    Grenadier

    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Howgate Wonder Apple trees

    Howgate Wonder

    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Idared Apple trees

    Idared

    Idared is a popular American late-season apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    James Grieve Apple trees

    James Grieve  Best seller

    James Grieve is the classic Scottish cooking apple. It can also be eaten fresh, and is excellent for juice.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Katy Apple trees

    Katy  Best seller

    Katy is an attractive and versatile early apple variety from Sweden, very easy to grow.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Keswick Codlin Apple trees

    Keswick Codlin

    Keswick Codlin is a popular early-season cooking apple, easy to grow, and productive in most climates.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Kidd's Orange Red Apple trees

    Kidd's Orange Red  Best seller

    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Lane's Prince Albert Apple trees

    Lane's Prince Albert

    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Limelight Apple trees

    Limelight

    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for gardens.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Lord Derby Apple trees

    Lord Derby

    Lord Derby is a high-quality mid/late-season traditional English cooking apple, cooks to a chunky puree.  compare
    From €0.00 to €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Lord Lambourne Apple trees

    Lord Lambourne

    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 2partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Peasgood's Nonsuch Apple trees

    Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Cooking | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Pitmaston Pine Apple Apple trees

    Pitmaston Pine Apple

    A small English 18th century apple with a distinctive fruity pineapple-like flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Devil Apple trees

    Red Devil  Best seller

    Red Devil is a good apple variety for the UK garden, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Red Falstaff Apple trees

    Red Falstaff®  Best seller

    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Rosette Apple trees

    Rosette®  Best seller

    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.  compare
    From €23.90 to €24.90
    Flowering: 2
    Pick: Early-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Saint Edmund's Russet Apple trees

    Saint Edmund's Russet

    Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.  compare
    From €27.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice | Cider
  • Apple trees
    Saturn Apple trees

    Saturn

    An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Spartan Apple trees

    Spartan

    Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3partly self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Sunset Apple trees

    Sunset  Best seller

    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3self-fertile
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Surprize Apple trees

    SurprizeTM

    An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.  compare
    From €23.90
    Flowering: 3
    Pick: Mid-season
    Uses: Eating | Juice 
  • Apple trees
    Tickled Pink Apple trees

    Tickled Pink®

    A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.  compare
    From €25.90
    Flowering: 4
    Pick: Late-season
    Uses: Eating | Cooking | Juice