The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it’s basically Downton Abbey.
“In my research I learned that there are more than 7,500 unique varieties of apples worldwide. Narrowing down to just 41 apples was a challenge,” Seidell wrote in an email to Popular Science. “I tried to include as many popular apples as I could while still leaving room for exceptional apples that have amazing flavors such as the Winesap with a unique tart, spicy, vinous flavor or the all-purpose, excellent tasting, but not a beauty queen, Newtown Pippin.” But at least it didn’t get stuck with a name like Esopus Spitzenburg.