Because no apple is the same, things can get a little confusing when you’re trying to work out an exact weight for counting calories or baking.
Each variety of apple varies in size so, to get an idea of weight without using scales, it helps to know the type of apple so you can get an average weight.
As a general rule, apples range in weight from 100g (3.5oz) to 223g (7.9oz) depending on the size and variety, and a large baking apple can weigh over 250g.
Read on to see a breakdown of average apple weights per variety and use our calculator to work out calories for exact weights for each variety.
Information In This Article
Use the links below to skip to the section you’re looking for:
- How much does an average apple weigh – use this section for the average weight of a generic apple.
- Medium apple weight
- Apple weights by variety – find average weights for a specific variety.
- Apple calorie calculator – calculate calories for any serving weight and various varieties.
- Apple weight conversion and calorie chart – quick reference chart to help you convert apple weights and work out calories.
- Apple cup weights – convert apple cup weight for any variety of apple.
- How many apples are in a pound or kilogram?
- How much does an apple core weigh?
How Much Does An Average Apple Weigh?
Because apples are a natural product, they vary in size, and each variety will grow to different sizes, depending on various factors.
I’ve categorized apple weights into sizes to keep things simple, from an extra-small eating apple to a large cooking apple.
Use the chart below to find the average weight of a generic apple in both metric and imperial weights, depending on size. Skip to the next section if you need average weights for a specific apple variety.
|Apple Size||Average Metric Weight|
|Average Imperial Weight|
|Extra-small apple||101g / 0.101kg||3.6oz / 0.22lb|
|Small apple||149g / 0.149kg||5.3oz / 0.33lb|
|Medium apple||182g / 0.182kg||6.4oz / 0.4lb|
|Large apple||223g / 0.223kg||7.9oz / 0.49lb|
|250g plus /0.25kg||8.8oz / 0.55lb|
How Much Does A Medium Apple Weigh?
When you buy a multipack of apples from a grocery store, they tend to be medium-sized fruits, so if you need to guess the weight of an apple without using scales using average medium apple weights is a good place to start.
The average weight of a generic medium-sized apple is 182g (6.4oz) and an apple of this weight will contain about 107 calories (depending on the variety) – see below for more information.
Apple Weights By Variety
Each variety of apples varies in size and weight, the table below shows a comparison of each apple variety categorized into average small, medium, and large apples (as per official USDA data).
|Apple Type||Average Small |
|Golden Delicious||129g / 4.6oz||169g / 6oz||215g / 7.6oz|
|Granny Smith||144g / 5.1oz||167g / 5.9oz||206g / 7.3oz|
|Gala||157g / 5.5oz||172g / 6.1oz||200g / 7.1oz|
|Fuji||158g / 5.6oz||192g / 6.8oz||236g / 8.3oz|
|Honeycrisp||158g / 5.6oz||192g / 6.8oz||236g / 8.3oz|
|Red Delicious||158g / 5.6oz||212g / 7.5oz||260g / 9.2oz|
More Apple Resources and Calculators
If you need more information on the weights of a specific variety of apple, use the links below to get to the page you need:
Apple Calorie Calculator
Use the calculator below to work out weight conversions (in metric and imperial) and calorie values for any serving size of an apple and various varieties.
Choose your apple type and preferred measurement type to continue. If you’re measuring in ounces or cups use a decimal amount – for example, 2.5 cups or 1.7 ounces.
Apple Weight Conversion And Calorie Chart
The quick reference table below will help you find conversion weights and calories for various servings of apple.
These figures are based on an average calorie value (calculated using the average calorie value of various apple varieties). The data assumes that 100g of generic apple (including skin) contains 59kcal (or 0.59kcal per gram).
Please note – the calorie value varies for each variety of apple will vary and red apples tend to be higher in calories than green. For specific calorie values per variety, we recommend using the calculator above.
For best results – calculate your apple weight using only the parts you’re going to eat and deduct the weight of the core.
|Apple serving weight||Conversion weight||Calories per serving|
|Average extra small apple (101g)||3.7oz||60kcal|
|Average small apple (149g)||5.3oz||88kcal|
|Average medium apple (182g)||6.4oz||107kcal|
|Average large apple (223g)||7.9oz||132kcal|
|Average extra-large apple (250g)||8.8oz||148kcal|
Apple Cup Weights
If you prefer to measure using cups, you can expect a cup of sliced apple to weigh about 109g (3.8oz), and a serving this size will contain 64 calories (calories will vary depending on variety).
The table below shows various cup size weight conversions for any variety of apple:
|Apple measurement |
in cups (sliced)
For more information on apple cup conversions and to use our conversion calculator, take a look at the article in the link below:
How Much Does A Cup Of Apple Weigh? (With Calculator)
How Many Apples are in a Pound or Kilogram
If you need to buy apples in bulk and are wondering how many you can expect to get in a pound or kilo depending on size, then here’s the information you need.
Please note, this information relates to the average weights of generic apples and results may vary per variety. If you need to work out how many apples you get per pound or kilo for a specific variety, use the article links above.
How Many Apples Are In A Pound?
Based on an average-sized medium apple weighing about 182g (6.4oz), you can expect to get about two and a half apples in a pound.
The chart below shows how many apples you can expect in multiple-pound weights:
|Number of pounds||Average amount of small apples (149g)|
|Average amount of medium apples (182g)|
|Average amount of large apples (223g)|
For much more information on apples per pound as well as a calculator to help you work out the number of apples in any pound weight, take a look at the article in the link below:
How many apples are in a pound (with calculator)
How Many Apples Are In A Kilogram?
Based on an average-sized medium apple weighing 182g (6.4oz), you can expect to get about five and a half apples in a kilogram.
The chart below shows how many apples you can expect in multiple kilo weights:
|Number of kilograms||Average amount of small apples (149g)|
|Average amount of medium apples (182g)|
|Average amount of large apples (223g)|
For much more information on apples per kilogram as well as a calculator to help you work out the number of apples in any kilogram weight, take a look at the article in the link below:
How many apples are in a kilogram (with calculator)
How Much Does An Apple Core Weigh?
If you’re baking and you need to minus the waste part (the core) from the total apple weight, then here’s the information you need:
The average weight of an apple core is 35g, with cores from small apples weighing about 30g and cores from large apples weighing about 40g.
Apple Weight FAQs
The average large apple will weigh about 223g (7.9oz), but they can weigh more and anything up to around 250g (8.8oz). Large apple varieties include the red delicious which can weigh anything up to 260g (9.2oz) and fuji apples which can weigh up to 236g (8.3oz).
Gala apples are classed as medium-sized and an average medium gala weighs about 172g (6.1oz), but they can range from about 157g (5.5oz) to 200g (7.1oz) depending on the size of the apple.
References Used In This Article
To ensure the nutritional information used in this article is accurate, I have used data from the USDA FoodData Central; the link below contains the source information in case you need it:
- Generic apple USDA nutritional information
- Red delicious apple USDA nutritional information
- Golden delicious apple USDA nutritional information
- Granny Smith apple USDA nutritional information
- Gala apple USDA nutritional information
- Honeycrisp apple USDA nutritional information
- Fuji apple USDA nutritional information