Popular varieties of apples in the world

GRANNY SMITH

The intense green colouration is one of the characteristics of Granny Smith apple.

Fruit has a firm skin with white lenticels, which are more pronounced than on Granny Smith. 

Apple is very juicy with a high acid content.

Tree is medium growth.

Pollinators: Idared, Braeburn, Arlet, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious

GOLDEN DELICIOUS 

Golden Delicious founded in USA in 1912. It turned out as one of the most important apple varieties in the 20th century.

Skin is very smooth. The flesh is yellowish and firm, sweet and crunchy, with very low acid content.

Tree is medium growth, good pollinator for other varieties.

Resistance: susceptible scab,average susceptible to mildew, low susceptibility to canker

Harvest: Early September, easy to store.

Pollinators: Jonathan, Granny Smith, Gala, Red Delicious.

IDARED

 

Idared apple was developed in America in 1935. by crossing Jonathan and Wagner varieties.

The fruits are medium sized around 200-300 grams and round, with a layer bright red over a green-red background.

The flesh is yellow-green.  Taste is sweet and tart, juicy yet crisp and firm.

Ripens: late September-early October

GALA MITCHGLA

Gala apple comes from New Zealand.

Fruit has a medium, conical size with a thinner dark red skin color covering entire surface.

Tree is medium growth with high yield.

Harvest: End of August

Pollinators: Braeburn, Fuji, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Red Delicious

FUJI

Fuji comes from Japan, where it was developed in the 1940s and released in 1962.

However its parentage is all-american. Fuji is a cross between the widely grown Red Delicious, and Ralls Janet. Fuji is surely one of the more attractive modern apple varieties.

Its main characteristic is the lovely pink speckled flush over a yellow-green background.

It is also crisp and juicy, with dull white flesh. The taste is  sweet, very refreshing.

Pollinators: Golden Delicious, Gala, Red Delicious, Granny Smith

RED DELICIOUS

Red Delicious originated in America. Today, there are many clones of this variety and they are one of the most represented red apple varieties in the world.

Red Delicious is a medium to large sized, elongated conical apple.

The epidermis is dark and has a very intense dark red color. 

Red Delicious has a sweet but very mild taste.

The meat is juicy and has a slight crunchiness.

Pollinators: Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, etc.

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