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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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  • 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.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Ballerina Samba®

    One of the best-flavoured Ballerina minarette-type apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Bloody Ploughman

    Bloody Ploughman apple trees
    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
  • 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
  • Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley's Seedling apple trees
    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Brownlees Russet

    Brownlees Russet is a high quality late-season dessert russet apple.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Crispin

    Crispin apple trees
    Crispin (also known as Mutsu) is a high quality apple from Japan, with a good flavour, and also sharp enough for cooking.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Devonshire Quarrenden

    Devonshire Quarrenden apple trees
    A very old English summer apple, with a vinous strawberry flavour, grown throughout the UK.
    • Picking season: Very early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Discovery

    Discovery apple trees
    Discovery is the definitive early-season English apple variety, makes a good fruit tree for the garden.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Eden®

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

    Fiesta apple trees
    Fiesta (or Red Pippin) is one of the best Cox-style apples, easy to grow, with a good aromatic flavour.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Gala

    Gala apple trees
    Gala is popular supermarket apple - but better when home-grown, with a sweet pleasant flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Greensleeves

    Greensleeves apple trees
    Greensleeves is a reliable and popular mid-season green/yellow apple, easy to grow and productive.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Grenadier

    Grenadier apple trees
    Grenadier is an early-season cooking apple, and one of the most foolproof apple varieties.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Hidden Rose®

    Hidden Rose apple trees
    Hidden Rose is named for the unexpected pink flesh hidden behind the plain green skin.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Howgate Wonder

    Howgate Wonder apple trees
    Howgate Wonder is a large cooking apple which keeps well. Produces an excellent sharp juice.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • 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.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Jonagold

    Jonagold apple trees
    Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavor.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • 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.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • King of the Pippins

    King of the Pippins apple trees
    A popular and versatile dual-purpose apple, widely grown in the Victorian era.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Lane's Prince Albert

    Lane's Prince Albert apple trees
    A classic Victorian cooking apple. Plenty of juicy acidity and stores well.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Limelight

    Limelight apple trees
    Limelight is an attractive green mid-season dessert apple, ideal for beginners.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • Lord Lambourne

    Lord Lambourne apple trees
    Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • 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
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood's Nonsuch apple trees
    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Pendragon

    Pendragon is a red-fleshed dual-purpose apple from Cornwall.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • 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
  • Prince William

    Prince William is a modern bittersweet cider variety from the famous Long Ashton Research Station.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Queen Cox

    Queen Cox apple trees
    A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Queen of the RealmTM

    Queen of the Realm apple trees
    A new apple variety, released in 2022 to celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Rajka

    Rajka apple trees
    Rajka is a modern disease-resistant heavy-cropping apple variety with a good sweet/sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Red Falstaff®

    Red Falstaff apple trees
    Red Falstaff is one of the best garden apple trees, heavy crops, easy to grow, and very juicy.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Rosemary Russet

    Rosemary Russet apple trees
    A classic English russet apple with excellent flavours, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • RosetteTM

    Rosette apple trees
    Probably the best-flavoured of the pink-fleshed apple varieties, and produces lovely pink juice.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Saturn

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

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

    Sunset apple trees
    Sunset is a popular garden alternative to Cox, easier to grow, with a sweet aromatic flavour.
    • Awards: RHS AGM (current)
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • SurprizeTM

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

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

    Tydeman's Late Orange apple trees
    Tydeman's Late Orange is an excellent late-season Cox-style aromatic apple.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile