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Best apple varieties for juicing

These are the best apple varieties for producing freshly-pressed apple juice, a tangy-sweet delight.


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  • Akane

    Akane apple trees
    Akane is an attractive early-season eating apple with a good pedigree and a sweet/sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Ananas Reinette

    Ananas Reinette apple trees
    Ananas Reinette has small pretty yellow apples with a distinctive pineapple flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Ascahire

    Ascahire apple trees
    A large reliable cooking apple from northern France which is particularly good for juicing.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Ashmead's Kernel

    Ashmead's Kernel apple trees
    Ashmead's Kernel is a traditional English eating apple with a distinctive pear-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Baguette d'Hiver

    A traditional late season red dessert apple from northern France.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 6
  • Belle Fleur Rouge

    Belle Fleur Rouge apple trees
    A sport or seedling of Belle Fleur de France, with a darker red skin coloration.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Berner Rosen

    Berner Rosen apple trees
    Berner Rosen is an attractive dessert apple from Switzerland.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • Court Pendu Rouge

    Court Pendu Rouge apple trees
    Court Pendu Rouge is a very old French dessert apple with an aromatic pear-drop flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Cox's Orange Pippin

    Cox's Orange Pippin apple trees
    Cox is widely acknowledged as having the best flavour of any apple variety.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • Discovery

    Discovery apple trees
    Discovery is a popular early-season English apple variety, with a juicy sharp flavour.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Early Red Meat

    Early Red Meat apple trees
    Early Red Meat is an early season apple with a marbled red / pink flesh. It produces a dark pink apple juice.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flanders Reinette

    Flanders Reinette apple trees
    An ancient dual-purpose apple variety, found across southern Belgium and northern France.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Gala

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

    Golden Pippin apple trees
    One of the oldest English apples, used for cooking and eating, with a fruity lemon-like flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Gueule de Mouton

    Gueule de Mouton is a fabulous apple that is good for eating fresh or juicing.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Hidden Rose®

    Hidden Rose apple trees
    Hidden Rose is named for the unexpected rose pink flesh hidden under the plain green skin.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • Jacques Lebel

    Jacques Lebel apple trees
    A high quality French cooking apple with a crisp juicy acidic flesh.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • Kidd's Orange Red

    Kidd's Orange Red apple trees
    Kidd's Orange Red is one of the best Cox-style apples, aromatic, sweet, and easy to grow.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • 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
  • Peasgood's Nonsuch

    Peasgood's Nonsuch apple trees
    Peasgood Nonsuch is a highly-regarded old-fashioned English cooking apple.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Pendragon

    An unusual red-fleshed apple from Cornwall or Devon in England. The bark, blossom, and leaves also have a dull-red tint.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 6
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pink Pearl

    Pink Pearl apple trees
    Pink Pearl features bright pink flesh, and pink apple blossom.
    • Picking season: Early
    • Flowering group: 1
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Queen Cox

    Queen Cox apple trees
    A modern self-fertile form of the renowned Cox's Orange Pippin, with arguably even better flavour.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Red Devil

    Red Devil apple trees
    Red Devil is a versatile English eating apple, and produces a sweet red-tinted juice.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Reine de Reinettes

    Reine de Reinettes apple trees
    A traditional French dual-purpose apple, which was also known in the Victorian England as King of the Pippins.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Reinette De Flandre

    Reinette De Flandre apple trees
    Reinette de Flandres is an old apple variety which appears to have originated in southern Belgium or northern France
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Reinette des Capucins

    Reinette des Capucins is an ancient French country apple variety, ideal for traditional French cookery and for eating fresh.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Roberts Crab

    Roberts Crab apple trees
    Roberts Red or Roberts Crab is an unusual red-fleshed crab-apple, with dark pink blossom, and purple fruits.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Roxbury Russet

    Roxbury Russet apple trees
    Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Saint Edmund's Russet

    Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees
    Saint Edmund's Russet is considered one of the best English russet apples.
    • Picking season: Mid
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Saint Martin

    Heirloom French apple.
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • 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
  • Sturmer Pippin

    Sturmer Pippin apple trees
    A sharp-tasting late-season Victorian apple which keeps very well.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Suntan

    Suntan apple trees
    Suntan is a high-quality late-season dessert apple, with an excellent aromatic flavour.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Three Counties

    Three Counties is an early-ripening bittersweet cider apple.
    • Flowering group: 2
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Wickson Crab

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

    Winter Banana apple trees
    A good quality American apple variety with a faint banana-like flavor.
    • Picking season: Very late
    • Flowering group: 4
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Wolf River

    Wolf River apple trees
    Wolf River is the perfect cooking apple - reliable, cold-hardy, disease resistant.
    • Picking season: Late
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile