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Best apple varieties for juicing and pressing

All apples can be juiced, but if you want press your own apple juice these varieties offer the best quality colour and flavour.


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                    Varieties list

                    • Apple trees

                      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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      Ballerina Samba®

                      One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.
                      £20.95 - £40.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • 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).
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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
                      • 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 an aromatic pear-drop flavour.
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 6
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
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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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      Eden®

                      A new dual-purpose apple which has a naturally non-browning flesh, ideal for salads and fresh apple juice.
                      £20.95 - £43.00buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      Empire

                      Empire apple trees
                      One of the most widely-planted McIntosh style apples, Empire has the Mac flavor but improves on it.
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Partially 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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 flavour.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • 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 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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                      James Grieve

                      James Grieve apple trees
                      James Grieve is the classic Scottish dual-purpose apple. It can be eaten fresh, and is also excellent for juicing and cooking.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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                      Jonagold

                      Jonagold apple trees
                      Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Self-fertility: Not 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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
                      • 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
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £42.00buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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                      Pinova

                      Pinova apple trees
                      An attractive disease-resistant dessert apple, capable of producing good clean fruit without chemical sprays.
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Self-fertility: Not 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
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      RosetteTM

                      Rosette apple trees
                      Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
                      £20.95 - £60.50buy
                      • Picking season: Early
                      • Flowering group: 2
                      • 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
                      • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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                      Saturn

                      Saturn apple trees
                      An attractive modern English apple, crisp flesh and an excellent flavour.
                      £19.95 - £39.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      Spartan

                      Spartan apple trees
                      Spartan produces lots of crimson maroon apples, crunchy, sweet, easy to grow, delicate "vinous" flavour.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • 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.
                      £19.95 - £59.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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                      SurprizeTM

                      An unusual new apple variety with a unique combination of orange skin and pink flesh.
                      £20.95 - £45.50buy
                      • Picking season: Mid
                      • Flowering group: 3
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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                      Tickled Pink

                      Tickled Pink apple trees
                      A new red-fleshed apple variety, with attractive crimson blossom, also known as Baya® Marisa.
                      £20.95 - £60.50buy
                      • Picking season: Late
                      • Flowering group: 4
                      • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile