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There are more than 7,500 known species of domestic and wild apples in the world. They range in various tastes and characteristics and are used for cooking, fresh eating and cider production. This blossary attempts to share some popular apple species in the U.S.

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Nicknamed as as the "baker's buddy," this apple was discovered by chance in the early 1800s on a farm near Rome Township, Ohio. Famed for its storage qualities, this mildly tart apple ...

Domain: Fruits & vegetables; Category: Fruits

One of the most common of all U.S. apple varieties, the Red Delicious apple originated in Iowa in the 1870s. This sweet, crispy, juicy apple varies in color from striped red to solid midnight red. ...

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Notable for its hot pink skin color and lily-white flesh, the Pink Lady apple was originally grown in the Southern Hemisphere but has since been introduced to many regions of the world. A cross ...

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Formerly known as Albemarle Pippin, the Newtown Pippin apple was discovered on Long Island in 1759. It is one of the oldest original U.S. apple varieties, helping to launch the U.S. fruit export ...

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Perhaps best known for giving its name to the Apple Macintosh brand computer, the Mcintosh (or McIntosh) was first discovered as a chance seedling by John McIntosh in 1811. Its deep red finish ...

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The Jonathan apple is a medium-sized sweet apple, with a strong touch of acid and a tough but smooth skin. This variety of apples was discovered in Woodstock, N.Y., in the 1920s and is known for its ...

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As its name suggests, Jonagold is a cultivar of apple which is a blend of blush-crimson Jonathan and Golden Delicious apples. It was originally cultivated in 1953 in New York. Jonagold offers a ...

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