Naturally nutritious, crunchy and delicious, Great British apples are one of the nation’s best loved fruit. Whether you’re cooking up a storm or looking for a wholesome snack on the go, there’s a Great British apple for every occasion.

So find out all you need to know about Great British apples: from the difference between varieties, to recipe inspiration and the latest news.

What’s Appleing?

Find your perfect apple

Ever felt spoilt for choice, and not sure which Great British apple to buy? Take our quick and easy quiz to find your perfect apple

Take the Quiz

What’s your perfect Great British apple?

1. How juicy do you like your apple?

Juicy
Medium juice

2. How crunchy do you like your apple?

Crunchy
Firm

3. Select the balance of sweetness to tang?

Tangy
Sweet

4. Do you want a bonus flavour?

Citrus
Pears
Melon
Nutty
Aromatic
Apples

The Great British apples that are best for you:

Apple varieties

All varieties of Great British apples have their season - when they ripen and are harvested, and reach the shops at their best. Most varieties will keep after harvest - under the right conditions - for quite a while, so they will be delicious to eat for a number of months.

AND WHAT'S IN SEASON RIGHT NOW

Select a month below:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

And choose your apple:

Braeburn

Braeburn

Cameo

Cameo

Cox

Cox

Delbarestivale

Delbarestivale

Discovery

Discovery

Egremont Russet

Russet

Jazz

Jazz

Kanzi

Kanzi®

Royal Gala

Royal Gala

Rubens

Rubens®

Worcester Pearmain

Worcester Pearmain

Zari

Zari®

Where we grow

One of England's many advantages is the range of climate conditions we experience in different parts of the country. Some apple varieties like plenty of sunshine, others can withstand colder temperatures, so wherever we grow our apples, we choose the right varieties to thrive and ripen in the local conditions.

Select a Region to find out what apple varieties are grown where.

Who we are

We’re an organisation of apple growers who work together to make sure the shops are full of the very best Great British apple varieties.

Our experience, often going back many generations, means that we always deliver the tastiest, juiciest, crunchiest apples - year after year. We support the industry, protect the environment and spread the word about one of the nation’s best loved fruit.

Delve into our recipe bank for a wealth of tasty and easy-to-prepare Great British apple recipes. Make sure you don't miss out by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Why are Great British apples so good?

We've got perfect weather. Not too hot. Not too cold. And just the right amount of rain. This allows our apples to grow slowly, producing a delicious taste and crunchy texture every time.

Let’s not forget that taste and flavour differs between varieties – but that’s just one of the reasons why our apples are unique. There’s a Great British apple for everyone.

And if all of this wasn’t enough, when you eat a Great British apple, you know it’s been sourced locally. From the grower to you, with minimum fuss. This means the best taste. And it's good for the planet too.

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