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Varieties

Nearly 100 varieties are grown commercially in the United States, but a total of 15 popular varieties account for almost 90 percent of 2008 production:

 

∗ Braeburn ∗ Honeycrisp
∗ Cortland ∗ Idared
∗ Empire ∗ Jonagold
∗ Fuji ∗ Jonathan
∗ Gala ∗ McIntosh
∗ Ginger Gold ∗ Red Delicious
∗ Golden Delicious ∗ Rome
∗ Granny Smith  
   

 

About 2,500 known varieties of apples are grown in the United States. More than 7,500 are grown worldwide.

Not sure which variety is best used where? Check out our downloadable apple variety guide.

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