Acey Mac

 

Similar to Mcintosh in appearance/flavor; sweet-tart flavor; juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, sauces

Autumn Crisp

 

Light red skin; sweet-tart flavor; extra-crisp texture.

 

Good for: desserts, salads

Braeburn

 

Solid red to red with some greenish-gold skin; sweet-tart flavor; crisp texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, salads

Cameo

 

Bright red skin with pale orange stripes; sweet-tart flavor; very crispy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, salads, pies, applesauce, baking

Cortland

 

Flush crimson skin; white flesh.

 

Good for: desserts, cider

Crispin

 

Bright green with yellow flush; sweet flavor; crunchy, very juicy texture.

 

Excellent for: raw preparations, baking, applesauce, salads, pies

Empire

 

Smooth, glossy skin; well-balanced sweet-tart flavor; crisp, juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, salads, baking

Fuji

 

Yellow-green to red skin; very sweet; crisp, juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, salads, cooking, sauces

Gala (Royal Gala)

 

Yellow-orange skin with red striping; sweet, mild, slightly tart flavor; soft, juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, dried, cider

Ginger Gold

 

Smooth, yellow skin; tart flavor with sweet aftertaste; crisp texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, salads, baking, cooking

Golden Delicious 

 

Yellow-green skin; sweet, mild flavor; crisp, juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations,

cooking, sauces

Granny Smith

 

Dark to pale green; tart flavor; crisp, juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations,

salads, baking, cooking, sauces, juice

Honeycrisp

 

Red/yellow; well-balanced sweet-acidic flavor.

 

Good for: salads, sauces

Idared (Ida Red) 

 

Rich red with white flesh; tart flavor; firm, juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, baking, cooking, sauces

Jonafree

 

Bright red skin with pale yellow flesh; mildly tart flavor; fine texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, desserts

Jonagold

 

Golden Delicious/
Jonathan cross; dark red flush; sweet flavor; juicy, crisp texture.

 

Excellent for: baking,

sautéing

Good for: raw preparations, salads, applesauce

Jonathan

 

Tough, thick, yellow/red skin; sweet-tart flavor; crisp, juicy texture.

 

Good for: desserts; often used in commercial processing

Mcintosh

 

Bright or light red skin with red blush; slightly tart flavor; firm, tender texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations

Newtown Pippin

 

Green-yellow skin with light yellow flesh; slightly tart; crisp, juicy texture.

 

Good for: baking, cooking, sauces; extremely versatile

Northern Spy

 

Light yellow skin with red blush; tart, acidic flavor; very firm texture.

 

Excellent for: baking, cooking, making into applesauce

Paula Red

 

Yellow-green skin with red blush; tart flavor; juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, sauces

Red Delicious

 

Deep ruby red; mild, sweet flavor; juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, baking

Rome Beauty

 

Red or red striped; very rich flavor (especially when cooked).

 

Good for: cooking

Winesap

 

Deep red skin; tart, tangy flavor; firm, juicy texture.

 

Good for: raw preparations, salads