Apple usage guide

What is the best apple variety for baking? For use in salads? How about fresh as a snack? Find your favourite apple variety below and see how best to use it.

Apple varieties

Taste profile

Fresh

Salads

Pie

Sauce

Baking

Ambrosia

Sweet, low acid, crisp

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Cortland

Mild, sweet and crisp

 

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Crispin

Sweet and firm

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Empire

Slightly tart, juicy and crisp

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Fuji

Super-sweet and crisp

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Gala

Sweet, fragrant and crisp

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Golden Delicious

Sweet mellow and crisp

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Honeycrisp

Sweet, juicy and crisp

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Idared

Tart and keeps flavour when baked

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Jonagold

Tangy-sweet crisp

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McIntosh

Mildly tart, juicy but sweetens as it ripens

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Northern Spy

Sweet and crisp

 

 

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Red Delicious

Sweet and crisp

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Red Prince

Crisp, sweet and tangy

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Spartan

Slightly tart and crisp

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