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Roxbury Russet Apple

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Description

An apple with a flavor as rich as its history! Tree bears large, greenish-yellow fruit with a bronze blush. Russeting is not uncommon. Flesh is firm, yellow-white with unique, sweet flavor. Excellent for juice and cider as well as cooking and fresh-eating. Keeps for 6 months in proper storage. Antique variety, originates from Massachusetts, circa 17th century. Thought to be one of the first settler-grown North American apple varieties. Cold-hardy. Ripens in mid-October. Best pollinators: any Golden Delicious or Stark® Jon-A-Red® Jonathan.

Note: Triploid; cannot pollinate other apple trees.

Characteristics

Bloom Color White
Fruit Color Yellow Green
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest Mid October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Crisp, Juicy
Texture Firm, Juicy
Years to Bear 2 - 5
Zone Range 4 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 4 - 8
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Pollination

This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
I heard this was the best apple ever.
April R on Mar 19, 2019
It was the last gift my dying Aunt gave me, she loved these apples and bought them every year - the trees will be planted in her memory
Dominic G on Feb 7, 2019
I heard this was the best apple ever.
April R on Mar 19, 2019
I've always wanted to have vintage apple trees in my yard, since my grandfather had an old orchard in his yard, and I used to enjoy eating a fresh apple from those trees as a child!
Dian B on Feb 7, 2019
It was the last gift my dying Aunt gave me, she loved these apples and bought them every year - the trees will be planted in her memory
Dominic G on Feb 7, 2019
Love the heirloom apple trees and wanted to try this one
Dean M on Jan 19, 2019
My parent have one its about 60 years old and i want my own
Jody W on Jun 1, 2016
Have had these before. Sweet and delicious. Good keeper
Tim on Mar 11, 2016
Historic Significance
Charles S on Feb 21, 2016
Cider sugars and flavors
John R on Feb 19, 2016
I've always wanted to have vintage apple trees in my yard, since my grandfather had an old orchard in his yard, and I used to enjoy eating a fresh apple from those trees as a child!
Dian B on Feb 7, 2019
Love the heirloom apple trees and wanted to try this one
Dean M on Jan 19, 2019

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Three years and we have apples!
My Roxbury gave me three apples last season (very flavorful!) after just three seasons in the ground! It survived the worst cedar apple rust season I've had last year as well and has been relatively low maintenance for a fruit tree! I love this one!
April 20, 2018
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Beautifully grafted tree!
My Roxbury Russet Apple from Stark Brothers has been in the ground for one year. It is growing strongly and taking to shape pruning well. I can't wait to have these storied and beautiful apples coming out of my own yard in a few years!
June 20, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Roxburry Apple Tree
Ti is good! has not produced apples yet but its only a year old thank you
June 8, 2017
Purchased
over 3 years ago