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Cooking apples

Apple varieties which have the acidity and textures needed for use in the kitchen.


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Varieties list

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    Annie Elizabeth

    Annie Elizabeth apple trees
    A traditional English cooking apple, with a sweet flavour, which keeps its shape when cooked.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Arthur Turner

    Arthur Turner apple trees
    A mid-season cooking apple, producing a light yellow puree. Very attractive blossom.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Blenheim Orange

    Blenheim Orange apple trees
    Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • 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
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Bountiful

    Bountiful apple trees
    Bountiful is an easy-to-grow cooking apple, it retains its shape when cooked, fairly sweet for a cooker.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • 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
    • 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
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Galloway Pippin

    A traditional Scottish cooking apple which keeps its shape when cooked.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not 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
    • 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.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Isaac Newton's Tree

    Also known as Flower of Kent, this is the variety the famous scientist Sir Isaac Newton sat under.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 5
    • 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.
    £19.95buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Lady Henniker

    A well-regarded Victorian dual-purpose apple, easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not 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
    • 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
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Morgan Sweet

    Morgan Sweet cider apple trees
    Morgan Sweet is a traditional English cider variety producing a full sweet juice.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Newton Wonder

    Newton Wonder apple trees
    A traditional English cooking apple, a good alternative to Bramley.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially 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
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Reverend W. Wilks

    Reverend W. Wilks apple trees
    A widely-grown and well-regarded English cooking apple.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Scotch Bridget

    Scotch Bridget apple trees
    A popular Scottish cooking apple, well-suited to damp wet conditions.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Scotch Dumpling

    Scotch Dumpling apple trees
    Scotch Dumpling is a large Scottish cooking apple. Cooks to a frothy puree with a good flavour.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Stirling Castle

    A traditional Scottish cooker from the Victorian era, with a good sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Tom Putt

    Tom Putt cider apple trees
    An old traditional English cider variety with a sharp juice, which can also be used for cooking.
    £19.95 - £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Warner's King

    An 18th century English cooker which remains popular. Cooks to a sharp-flavoured puree.
    £34.95buy
    • Picking season: Late