Apple Varieties

Although there are more than 7,500 varieties of apples worldwide, following are the top 9 varieties of apples grown in Washington state. Our most famous apple, the Red Delicious, represents about 30% of apples grown in the state, but accounts for 48% of apples exported to other countries.

Red Delicious Red Delicious
This one's a classic - America's favorite snacking apple. The heart-shaped fruit is bright red and sometimes striped. Crunchy with a mildly sweet flavor, Reds are also great in salads... Learn More
 Golden Delicious Golden Delicious
It's the all-purpose apple. Mellow and sweet, Goldens are great for eating out of hand, baking and salads. In salads and other dishes, their flesh stays white longer than other apples... Learn More
 Gala Gala
Pinkish-orange stripes over a yellow background are the signature of this crisp, aromatically-sweet, snappy apple. Galas have gained popularity among consumers in the past 15 years and are available year round... Learn More
Available year round, this immensely flavorful, new variety was introduced to the U.S. from Japan in the 1980s, but now the U.S. produces more Fujis than Japan. Each year, this big, super-sweet, crisp apple gains new fans... Learn More
 Granny Smith Granny Smith
Green, extremely tart, crisp, juicy and versatile, they're available year-round. Grannies are a favorite of Washington state pie-bakers... Learn More
 Braeburn Braeburn
This apple’s rich, sweet-tart, spicy flavor is high-impact. Color varies from orange to red over a yellow background. Aromatic, juicy and crisp, this apple is very firm. Braeburns are great for snacking and baking... Learn More
Honeycrisp Honeycrisp
This juicy, orange-tinted apple has a tangy-sweet flavor. It's excellent for fresh eating, cooking and makes a great pie. Washington's warm dry summer and cool fall ensure that the delicate flavor develops fully for September harvest... Learn More
 Cripps Pink Cripps Pink
Firm, crisp flesh and a unique, tangy-tart, sweet flavor are characteristic of this apple. Snackers and bakers give the variety high marks in consumer tastings. Cripps Pink is the last apple harvested in Washington state in late October... Learn More
 Cameo Cameo
Sweet with a zingy crunch, Cameo® holds its texture for long periods. Look for the variety's characteristic white spots on the skin. The variety was discovered as a chance seedling in a Washington state orchard in the 1980s... Learn More

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