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Types Of Apples

Updated on October 22, 2011

From the time when they were originated, almost thousands of years ago in Kazakhstan, to the present day apples have traveled a long way.

They are now one of the most consumed fruits of the world and are cultivated in many different parts of the world.

Over the years many different kinds and types of apples have been developed and cultivated in different parts of the world and today nearly 700 varieties of apples are grown all over the world.

Although there are many types of varieties available in the market, below are few of the very commonly used apples all over the world:

Golden Delicious Apples

These apples in word are simply marvelous. They are golden yellow in color and are round and fat.

Golden Delicious Apple
Golden Delicious Apple

They have a thin skin and a firm, crisp and juicy texture.

They have a delicious sweet taste which makes them a perfect snack.

These apples are yellow in color.

Their skin can get damaged easily so care should be taken when handling or storing them.

However they are also used in the making of different jams, syrups and many varieties of sweet dishes.

Red Delicious Apple
Red Delicious Apple

Red Delicious Apples

This beautiful type of apple is dark red in color and is round and big. They have a strong flavor, a crisp texture and a thick, bitter skin.

They are probably the popular kind of apples in the world. They are best eaten raw due to their strong delicious flavor.

They are also used in the making of jams; however they are not good for baking. They are present in market throughout the year.

Winesap Apples
Winesap Apples

Winesap Apples

Winesap apples are deep red in color and are small and rounded. They have a sour and a bit spicy taste and an aroma of wine.

Due to their extremely strong taste they are not usually eaten raw, instead they are used in the making of various syrups and baked dishes. But they are most commonly used in the making of apple ciders

Granny Smith Apples.
Granny Smith Apples.

Granny Smith Apples

This type of apples is very popular, they are green in color, are small and rounded. They have a unique taste; a perfect blend of sweet and sour.

The best thing about these apples is that they are extremely durable and can be stored in a cold environment for a very long time.

They are usually eaten raw as well as used in the making of different sauces, syrups and baked dishes specifically pies.

Gala Apples.
Gala Apples.

Gala Apples

Gala apples are extremely beautiful apples.

They have a yellow skin with pinkish red stripes. Inside they have a creamy yellow flesh with an extremely sweet taste.

They are best eaten raw as they go bland when cooked and baked. They are not available throughout the year and are sold between the months of September and May.

McIntosh Apples.
McIntosh Apples.

McIntosh Apples

These apples are almost a half a century old. They were developed in Canada in the in 1870s by a farmer John McIntosh and are named after him.

They are perfectly round with a skin which is a blend of red and green colors.

Their flesh is white and juicy and usually has a sour spicy flavor with a slight touch of sweet. They are perfect when eaten raw.

They also make great pies and the best apple pies are made by these apples. However they lose their taste when baked, also they can not be frozen or stored for a longer period of time.

Rome Apples
Rome Apples

Rome Apples

These apples are extremely stunning to look at and are also known the “Rome beauty”. They are plump and round and have an appealing crimson color.

Their flesh is slightly green, crisp and has a mild sour taste. They have a thick skin due to which they can not be eaten raw.

They are perfect for making different sauces, syrups and pies. Due to their sour taste they are also used in different salads. Another good thing about these apples is that they are also durable and can be frozen.

Gravenstein Apples

These were first cultivated during the 1700s in the U.S. They have reddish-green color with a round shape.

They have a very thick skin and are extremely juicy. They have a perfect sweet and sour taste and have a strong flavor.

These are perfect for baking pies but are not very good when eaten raw. They are also used in the making of apple ciders.


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    • Rod Marsden profile image

      Rod Marsden 

      7 years ago from Wollongong, NSW, Australia

      I will vote up. My all time favorite apple is the pink lady. Mind you I do like Granny Smiths.

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      8 years ago

      granny smith and gala are the best of all!

    • hassam profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Pakistan

      Well the crunchy and crispy ones are usually a little sour. :) I would prefer sweeter ones! :)

    • FuzzyCookie profile image


      8 years ago

      Rome and Gravenstein look so victual! I love crispy and crunchy apples not the ones which are very soft and grainy from inside.. :D

    • Ingenira profile image


      8 years ago

      Good List ! I like Red Delicious, Gala Apple and Granny Smith.


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