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.

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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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