Key Virginia Varieties
A modern sweet variety, reminiscent of Red Delicious.
One of the best McIntosh-style apples, with a good sweet vinous flavor, and easy to grow.
Developed in Japan, but an all-American cross of Red Delicious and Ralls Janet. A very attractive modern apple, crisp, sweet-flavored, and keeps well.
One of the most widely-grown apple varieties, with a sweet pleasant flavour, and good keeping qualities.
Undoubtedly one of the most important apple varieties of the 20th century, both as a commercial variety in its own right, and as breeding stock for many other varieties. Very good flavor when picked from Virginia trees.
The most instantly-recognized of all apples, and perhaps Australia's most famous export.
Sometimes marketed as Honey Crisp, this is a crisp, and predominantly sweet, modern variety from the USA. It was developed by the University of Minnesota specifically for growers in cold climates, and is one of the most cold-hardy of apple varieties.
Idared is notable for its exceptional keeping qualities. It has a pleasant mild but undistinguished apple flavor.
A very popular commercial variety, with a good flavor. Inherits many of the good qualities of its parents Jonathan and Golden Delicious.
A classic American variety, and widely regarded as one of the best flavored with a good sweet/sharp balance. A precocious and productive tree in US apple-growing regions.
Crisp, juicy yellow flesh tart apple, 3 to 3.25 inches in diameter. About 50 to 90% of the surface is covered with a dull red color. Shape is truncate to conical. Good eaten fresh but also good choice for a cooking apple as it holds its shape when cooked.
One of the best-known modern apples.
One of the most famous American apple varieties, a sport of Delicious, known for its bright red color.
An extremely attractive and productive red cooking apple, widely-grown in North America.
An old American dual-purpose apple variety, popular in Virginia. Descended from Winesap, and in most respects an even better apple.
Often known as Virginia Winesap, a tart small apple, and like many US heirloom varieties, keeps well in store.
Good cooking/baking apple and excellent keeper.