Dessert Apples

Dessert Apples come in a wide variety of shapes and colours and often have very different flavours, textures and scents. There is nothing like having a fresh crisp apple from your own tree, and for the home orchard a tree with several varieties that fruit over a long period, from early to late season, can give you an abundance of apples through the season. The home orchard can have apples no longer seen in large supermarket stores, where the varieties of apples have been chosen for long storage capabilities and tougher skins for traveling long distances, rather than for flavour.

EARLY SEASON DESSERT APPLE VARIETIES

Abas
Akane
Devonshire Quarrenden
Discovery
Melba Early
Stark’s Earliest
Summer Red
Worcester Permain

MIDDLE SEASON DESSERT APPLE VARIETIES

Bonza
Egremont Russet
Geeveston Fanny
Gravenstein
Lord Lambourne
Merton Worcester
Opalescent

LATE SEASON DESSERT APPLE VARIETIES

Adam Permain
Blue Permain
Braeburn
Cleopatra
Cornish Aromatic
Cox Orange Pippin
Democrat
Esopas Splizenberg
Fameus (snow apple)
Fuji
Johnagold
Jonathon
King Cole
Lady Williams
Pine Golden Pippin
Prince Alfred
Prince Edward
Red Delicious
Rome Beauty
Splendour
Winter Banana