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Black Oxford
Black Oxford
Black Oxford Apple Winter. Unknown parentage. Paris, Oxford County, ME, about 1790. This outstanding apple, a favorite long ago around much of Maine, has been making a huge comeback in the last 20 years. Our best seller until Honeycrisp came along.

Medium-sized round fruit, deep purple with a blackish bloom. From a distance you might think you’d discovered a huge plum tree. Excellent pies, superb late cider. Leave the skins on for a delightful pink sauce. Best eating late December to March. They get sweeter and sweeter as the months go by. Good cooking until early summer.

Some insect and disease resistance. Unusual light pink blooms early to midseason. Z4-5. All are Maine Grown. (3-6' trees, except Bud 9 stock is 2-5'.)

Item Discounted
Price
105A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
105C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
105D: on Bud 9 dwarf stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/30/17
Item Discounted
Price
105A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
105C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
105D: on Bud 9 dwarf stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/30/17
Item Discounted
Price
105A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
105C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
105D: on Bud 9 dwarf stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 1/30/17
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Additional Information

Apples

All apple trees require a second variety for pollination, but any apple or crabapple blooming at the same time, within a quarter mile, will probably do.

Planting distance depends on the rootstock:
Plant standard trees (A) 25-30' apart.
Plant Bud 118 (B) rootstocks 20-25' apart.
Plant M111 (C) rootstocks 15-20' apart.
Plant Bud 9 (D) rootstocks 5-10' apart.

Each apple variety has a climate range where it will thrive and produce its best fruit. At the end of each apple description we list a range of zones. For example, Z3-4 signifies that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 3 and 4 and that we don’t recommend it farther south even though it would be plenty hardy. Z4-6 means that this apple will reach perfection in Zones 4, 5 or 6. Although we have received reports from southern areas that some of our rarest Maine apples are thriving, we suggest you use this guide to select apples most appropriate to your area.

Varieties bearing annually are noted; others normally bear every other year. With diligent annual pruning and thinning, most apples will produce an annual crop, one heavy, the next light.

• Click here for more info about apples.
• Click here for more info about cider apples.
• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
• Click here for more information about rootstocks.