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The big apples

You head into the fruit aisle and you see bags and bags of them. We thought we’d save you some time so that you can differentiate between the various types and choose the perfect apples for you.

By Lauren Shapiro


An attractive apple with red and yellow tones. It has a soft texture and a mild, sweet flavour, so it’s ideal for apple sauce. Grown all over the world, it’s a fairly small fruit – perfect for children.


Developed in Japan, these large red apples survive well, even outside of the fridge. They are good eating apples with a refreshing taste.


This new sweet-tart apple boasts a loud crunch with every bite. It is famous for its tangy sweet taste, crunch, and refreshing, juicy bite.


A long-standing champ, it was originally prized as a cooking apple. However, its sour flavour offers a tasty way for those without a sweet tooth to get their apple a day.


This beautiful yellow-green apple has a sugary taste and tender flesh that’s meltingly delicious in tarts and crumbles. No surprise, it’s one of the most popular varieties in the world.


As the name suggests, this apple has a honey-like flavour and crisp flesh. Its claim to fame is larger than usual cells that burst when bitten, filling your mouth with juice. Mmm!


A new apple and a cross between Braeburn and Royal Gala, Sweetie has a pretty two-tone exterior with a crunchy texture inside. Its sweet taste and long shelf life make it perfect for lunch boxes.


Full of flavour, sweet and buttery, Opal is a yellow apple with an orange blush. It has a surprising crunch and a great shelf life.


The dense flesh of this sweet and juicy red gem stays bright long after you cut it, making it perfect for a cheese platter or a salad.

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