Chart describing various apple varieties with shape, color, skin, texture and taste.
A chart of the apple varities with a description of their taste and texture that are useful for cooking.
|Variety||Size & shape||Skin||Flesh|
|Belle de Boskoop||large; irregular and asymetrical||rough & matt, yellowish green||firm and sharp|
|Braeburn||medium||yellow well streaked with red||firm and crisp, juicy, acidic and slightly sweet|
|Calville||large||lemon yellow and shiny||very fine, tender, sweet, juicy, slightly acidic|
|Cox's Orange Pippin||small and round||yellowish-green tinged with red||crisp, juicy, aromatic, sweet with some acidity|
|Egremont Russet||medium||matt, reddish brown||tender, very sweet, slightly acidic|
|Elstar||medium to large||golden yellow well streaked with red to orange||juicy, slightly sweet and acidic|
|Gala||small to medium||smooth and red-streaked, can be quite thick||sweet, tender with slight acidity|
|Gloster||large||dark red over yellow-green||sweet juicy and delicate flavor, crunchy|
|Golden Delicious||medium||pale green or yellow depending on ripeness||yellowish-white, sweet, juicy and soft, mild flavor|
|Granny Smith||medium||bright green, waxy||firm and very juicy, acidic and crisp|
|Jonagold||large to very large||red streaked over yellow-green||crisp, juicy, sweet acidic flavor|
|Jubilé||large||bright red slightly tinged with yellow, fine skin||crispy and juicy|
|Laxton's Superb||medium||green tinged with red||firm, crisp, sweet, juicy, some acidity|
|Melrose||large||dark red over yellow-green, thick||sweet, acidic and refreshing|
|Red Delicious||medium to large||dark red||very sweet, sometimes a hint of acidity|
|Reine des Reinettes||medium to large||golden yellow, streaked with red||yellow, firm and fine, crisp, juicy and sweet|
|Reinette Clochard||small to medium||yellow, tinged with green||delicate flavor|
|Reinette du Mans||small to medium||yellow||very sweet|
|Reinette Grise du Canada||medium to very large||thick and brown-grey||slightly grainy, with a sweet, acidic flavor|
|Starking Delicious||medium to large, elongated||red-brown, thick||yellowish, very mellow, fine and juicy|
|Worcester Pearmain||medium||clear red||white and crisp, sweet and juicy|
The favored apples for pies are crisp and retain their texture when cooked such as Granny Smith and Golden Delicious.
Apples go very well with recipes cooked in cider. They are also used in salads, especially with celery, walnuts, raisins and beets together with a mustard vinaigrette or a rémolade sauce.