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Varieties (Fruit & Veg)

Varieties (Fruit & Veg)

I like to eat fruit and vegetables, but I don't grow them and I don't even buy them very often; so I'm no expert. I resisted the temptation to include this subject in my database for many years, not least because of the bewildering number of candidates for inclusion. But my object in creating this database (website) is to cover as many quiz questions as I can, so in the end I decided I had to go with it.

This is a list of varieties that I've seen mentioned in quizzes subsequently, or come across while verifying others. I have verified that they are all bona fide varieties, but I have no idea which are most common, which are related to each other, etc. etc. I know that some of these are properly described as cultivars, but probably not all of them. If setting questions based on this list, please make sure you know what you're asking!

American Mother, Ashmead's Kernel, Barry, Beauty of Bath, Blenheim Orange, Charles Ross, Cox's Orange Pippin, Cripps Pink (a.k.a. Pink Lady), Discovery, Elstar, Epicure, Fortune, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Irish Peach, James Grieve, Jazz, Jonagold, Jonathan, Lord Derby, Lord Lambourne, Merton Knave, Mutant Wonder, Sunset, Suntan, Worcester Pearmain Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Apium, August Glo, Autumn Royal, Blenheim, Chinese (Mormon), Earligold, Floragold, Garden Annie, Gold Kist, Goldcot, Golden Amber, Harcot, Harglow, Hargran, Harogem, Katy, King, Manchurian, Montrose, Moongold, Moorpark, Newcastle, Perfection (Goldbeck), Plum Parfait, Puget Gold, Riland, Rival, Royal Rosa, Royalty, Stark Tilton, Sungold, Sun-Glow, Tilton, Tomcot, Wenatchee (Wenatchee Moorpark) Click to show or hide the answer
Cavendish, Gros Michel, Goldfinger Click to show or hide the answer
Ashton Cross, Bedford Giant, Fantasia, Himalayan Giant, Merton Thornless, Oregon Thornless, Theodore Reimers Click to show or hide the answer
Baldwin, Ben Lomond, Ben More, Ben Nevis, Ben Sarek, Laxton Giant, Malling Jet Click to show or hide the answer
Bonny Lad, Bunyard's Exhibition, Express, Green Windsor, Red Epicure, Sutton, White Windsor Click to show or hide the answer
Belstar, Blue Wind, Calabrese, Coronado Crown, Destiny, DiCicco, Green Goliath, Green Magic, Purple Cauliflower, Purple Sprouting, Romanesco, Sun King, Waltham 29, White Sprouting Click to show or hide the answer
Bedford–Fillbasket, Bedford Winter Harvest, Cambridge No. 5, Early Half Tall, Fortress, Huizer's Late, Peer Gynt, Predora, Widgen, Welland, Wellington Click to show or hide the answer
April, Belbro, Charmont, Danish Bullhead, Derby Day, Durham Early, Early Jersey Wakefield, Golden Acre, Green Express, Greyhound, Hargenger, Hispy, January King, June Star, Late Flat Dutch, Minicole, Napa, Ormskirk, Polar Green, Quickstep, Rear Guard, Red Acre, Red Perfection, Ruby Ball, Savoy, Spivoy, Spring Hero, Sunup, Winnigstadt, Wivoy Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Amsterdam Forcing, Autumn King, Carson Hybrid, Chantenay, Danvers, Early Giant, Favourite, Figaro, Imperator, Nantes, Nelson Hybrid, Purple Dragon, Regulus Imperial, Rondo, St. Valery, Sugarsnax Hybrid, Sweetness Hybrid, White Satin, Yellowstone Click to show or hide the answer
Alpha, Canberra, Dominant, Nevada, Snowcap, Snow Crown Click to show or hide the answer
Amarelle, Bing, Early Rivers, Lambert, May Duke, Merchant, Merton Bigarreau, Merton Glory, Morello, Nabella, Noir de Guben, North Star, Rainier, Royal Ann(e) (a.k.a. Napoleon, Napoleon Bigarreau, or Queen Anne), Stella, Sunburst, Van Click to show or hide the answer
Burpless Tasty Green, Bushcrop, King of the Ridge, Mini Munch, Pacer, Pepita, Telegraph Improved, Tokyo Slicer Click to show or hide the answer
Cordon, Loch Ness, Long Bow, Masterpiece, Remus, Sprite, Tendergreen Click to show or hide the answer
Careless, Invictor, Jubilee, Lord Derby, May Duke, Whimham's Industry Click to show or hide the answer
Alicante Bouschet, Cardinal, Cassidy, Niagara, Palomino Click to show or hide the answer
Blue Lake, Golden Wax, Purple King, Dragon's Tongue, Red Swan Click to show or hide the answer
Robust, Rainy River, Michelite, Sanilac Click to show or hide the answer
Hallertau, Saaz, Strissel Spalt (Germany); Fuggles, Goldings, Bullion (UK); Cascade, Columbus, Centennial, Willamette, Amarillo (North America) Click to show or hide the answer
Early Market, Lyon Prizetaker, Catalina, Musselburgh, Walton Mammoth, Giant Winter–Wila, Royal Favourite Click to show or hide the answer
Brown Dutch, Butterhead (a.k.a. Boston or Bibb ), Celtuce (a.k.a. stem, celery, asparagus or Chinese), Fortune, Golden Ball, Hammersmith Hardy Green, Hardy White, Iceberg (a.k.a. Crisphead), Lakeland, Little Gem, Lobjoit's Green, Lollo Rosso, Neapolitan, Oilseed, Paris Green, Paris White, Red Leaf, Romaine (a.k.a. Cos), Sabine, Saladin, Sigmaball, Stanstead Park, Summercrisp (a.k.a. Batavia or French crisp), Tom Thumb, Unrivalled, Webb's Wonderful, Winter Density Click to show or hide the answer
Key, Persian, Kaffir, Desert Click to show or hide the answer
Cantaloupe, Honeydew Click to show or hide the answer
Chestnut, Portobello, Shitake Click to show or hide the answer
Gordal (Spain), Kalamata (Greece), Picholine (France) Click to show or hide the answer
Ailsa Craig, Autumn Champion, Bedfordshire Champion, Brunswick, Centurion, Dobies Allrounder, Egyptian Walking, Electric, Globo, Hytech, Kamal, Lancastrian, Marshall's Giant Fenglobe, North Holland Blood Red, Radar, Red Arrow, Red Baron, Red Brunswick, Red Ray, Ricardo, (Yellow) Rijnsburger, Santero, Senshyu Yellow, Setton, Snowball, Southport Red Globe, Stuttgarter (Giant), Sturon, Turbo, Walla Walla Click to show or hide the answer
African Sour, Argentine Sour, Bahianinha, Berna, Bigaradier Apepu, Blonde, Cara Cara, Chinotto, Gou Tou, Hamlin, Jincheng, Kona, Moro, Parson Brown, Pera, Rhode Red, Roble, Sanguinelli, Shamouti, Tunis, Valencia Click to show or hide the answer
All American, Hollow Crown, Hollow Crown Improved, Tender and True, The Student, White Gem Click to show or hide the answer
Feltham First, Histon Mini, Hurst Beagle, Hurst Green, Kelvedon Wonder, Little Marvel, Shaft, Meteor, Miracle, Onward, Semitar Click to show or hide the answer
Bartlett, Beth, Beurré Superfin, Beurré Hardy, Blakeney Red (the type most commonly used in perry), Bosc (a.k.a. Kaiser), Clapp's Favourite (an American cultivar), (Doyenne du) Comice, Concorde, Conference, D'Anjou (Green Anjou, Red Anjou), De Maines, Forelle, Gorham, Jargonelle, Joséphine de Malines, Louise Bonne, Merton Pride, Moorcroft (a.k.a. Stinking Bishop), Onward, Packham's Triumph, Seckel, Thompson, Warden, Williams (the commonest variety), Worcester Black, Winter Nelis Click to show or hide the answer
African Devil (a.k.a. African Bird's Eye), Bell, Bhut Jolokia, Birds Eye, Carolina Reaper, Cayenne, Dragon's Breath, Finger, Fresno, Habanero, Infinity, Jalapeño, Komodo Dragon, Naga, Naga Viper, New Mexico Green, Scotch Bonnet, Serenade, Trinidad Moruga Scorpion, Trinidad Scorpion Butch T Click for more information Click to show or hide the answer
Hilo, Kona Sugarloaf, Natal Queen, Pernambuco, Red Spanish, Smooth Cayenne Click to show or hide the answer
Belle de Louvain, Blue Tit, Bullace, Cambridge Gage, Czar, Denniston's Superb, Early Laxton, Guinevere, Herman, Jefferson, Kirke's Blue, Lizzie, Marjorie's Seedling, Merryweather, Mirabelle, Opal, Oullin's Golden Gage, Pershore Yellow, Purple Pershore, Early Rivers, Victoria, Warwickshire Drooper Click to show or hide the answer
Papershell, Spanish Ruby Click to show or hide the answer
Adirondack Blue, Adirondack Red, Agata, Almond, Alturas, Amandine, Amflora, Anya, Arran Pilot, Atlantic, Austrian Crescent, Bamberg, Belle de Fontenay, Bintje, Black Champion, Bloomer, British Queen, Butte, Champion, Catriona, Charlotte, Craig's Royal, Désirée, Duke of York, Esteema, French Fingerling, Gala, Golden Wonder, Home Guard, International Kidney, Irish Lumper, Irish White, Kennebec, Kerr's Pink, King Edward, Kipfler, Laura, Lenape, Majestic, Marcy, Marfona, Maris Piper, Megachip, Melody, Mizen, Pike, Pink Fir Apple, Purple Peruvian, Ranger Russet, Ratte, Red Gold, Red La Soda, Red Norland, Red Pontiac, Romano, Rooster, Russet Burbank, Russian Banana, Shetland Black, Skerry Champion, Stobrawa, Superior, Swedish Peanut Fingerling, Ulster Emblem, Umatilla Russet, Vanessa, Villetta Rose, Vitelotte, Vivaldi, Wilja, Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold Click to show or hide the answer
April Cross, Black Spanish, Bunny Tail, Cherry Belle, Champion, French Breakfast, Gala, Masato (Green or Red), Plum Purple, Red King, Roodbol, Sakurajima, Sicily Giant, Snow Belle, White Icicle Click to show or hide the answer
Glen Clova, Golden Everest, Heritage, Joy, anything beginning with Malling (except Malling Jet which is a blackcurrant) Click to show or hide the answer
Brandyman Scarlet, Egyptian Queen, Hawke's Champagne, Prince Albert, Stockbridge Arrow, Sunrise, Sutton, Timperley Early, Victoria Click to show or hide the answer
Butler, Case Knife, Crusader, Enorma, Hammond's Dwarf, Kelvedon Marvel, Lady Di, Mergoles, Painted Lady, Pickwick Dwarf, Riley, Scarlet Emperor, Sun Bright, White Lady, Wisley Magic Click to show or hide the answer
Alexandria, Aromel, Bounty, Calypso, Cambridge Favourite, Cambridge Vigour, Chandler, Gento, Grandee, Ostara, Redgauntlet, Royal Sovereign, Talisman, Tamella, Tantallon, Troubador Click to show or hide the answer
Ailsa Craig, Alfresco, Alicante, Amish Gold, Ananas Noir, Arkansas Traveler, Beefsteak, Big Boy, Black Krim, Black Prince, Black Sea Man, Bonnie Best, Boxcar Willie, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Dombito, Eurocross, Gardeners Delight, Garnet, Gold Crown, Golden Boy, Green Envy, Green Tiger, Green Zebra, Herald, Indigo Rose, Marmande, Minibel, Mortgage Lifter, Piranto, Red Alert, Rosada, Rosella, San Marzano, Shirley, Sigmabush, Sioux, Sleaford Abundance, Sonato, Sungold, Sweet Aperitif, Thessaloniki Click to show or hide the answer
Golden Ball, Green Globe, Model White, Veitch's Red Globe Click to show or hide the answer

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