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Best apple varieties for warm climates

Apple varieties that can tolerate the hot summers of southern Europe.


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  • Apple trees

    Argiliere

    Argiliere apple trees
    A mid-season dessert apple from the north of France.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Braeburn

    Braeburn apple trees
    Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
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    Bramley's Seedling

    Bramley's Seedling apple trees
    Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Cripps Pink

    Cripps Pink apple trees
    Cripps Pink is is a well-known modern apple variety, well-suited to the warmer apple-growing regions.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Fuji

    Fuji apple trees
    Fuji is one of the most apple varieties in the world, renowned for its clean sweet flavour.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Gala

    Gala apple trees
    Gala is a popular commercial apple variety, with a sweet flavour and crisp flesh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Golden Delicious

    Golden Delicious apple trees
    The flavour of home-grown Golden Delicious is far better than its supermarket reputation.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Honeycrisp

    Honeycrisp apple trees
    Honeycrisp is a very popular modern American cold-hardy disease-resistant apple, known for its crisp sweet flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Idared

    Idared apple trees
    Idared is a late-season American apple variety, notable for its excellent keeping qualities.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Jonagold

    Jonagold apple trees
    Jonagold is a high quality American apple, with a good balanced sweet/sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Jonathan

    Jonathan apple trees
    Jonathan is one of the best-flavoured American apple varieties, and a good choice for the home orchard.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Mutsu

    Mutsu apple trees
    Mutsu is a high quality dual-purpose apple from Japan, with a good flavour for eating fresh, and also sharp enough for cooking.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Newtown Pippin

    Newtown Pippin apple trees
    First discovered in the 18th century, Newtown Pippin is a versatile American apple with a good aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Oksana

    Oksana apple trees
    Oksana is a pretty red-flushed apple with a very sweet flavour.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
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    Spartan

    Spartan apple trees
    Spartan is a McIntosh style apple, easy to grow, crunchy, with a sweet delicate wine-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
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    Wickson Crab

    Wickson Crab cider apple trees
    Wickson crab is a popular American hard-cider variety.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile