18 apple varieties with badass names

Bloody ploughman? Razor russet? These aren't your grandmother's apples.

Awesome apples
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It's apple season again, and the markets are filling up with varieties bearing lovely names, from honeycrisp to autumn glory, with plenty of variations on gold, sweet, delicious, sun, and beauty in between. But not all apples are into being judged by some fake-grin, beauty-queen standard. Some apples don't need to keep waving you down with a name that is really just a desperate cry of "look how yummy I am! Don't I look pretty?" Here are 18 varieties that, frankly, don't care what you think. They know their worth and don't need to act all cute. They aren't bad apples, but they are badass.

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