Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Our Divisions →
Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Golden Russet
Golden Russet
Golden Russet Apple Winter. Uncertain origin. Thought to be from England, New York or New England, before 1800.

Round medium-sized russet fruit. The champagne of cider apples, ripening late in fall when the best sweet cider is ready to be made: sweet, balanced, thick and smooth. Also recommended as a sharp component for fermented cider.

Excellent eating; keeps all winter and well into spring. One of the best apples dried.

For more than 100 years, orchardists have been attempting to sort out the various russets. Several different apples have been called Golden Russet. Most resemble one another visually but differ in fruit qualities and tree habits. This is most likely the Golden Russet of Western New York.

Vigorous diverging upcurving tree with long willowy branches. Scab resistant. Blooms early to midseason. Z4-6. Both Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
Price
125A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out, for some orders received at deadline
125C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
125A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out, for some orders received at deadline
125C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
** Small & Light shipping applies if you order only items with stock numbers beginning with "L".
Click here for a complete list of qualifying items.

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.