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Roxbury Russet
Roxbury Russet
Roxbury Russet Apple Winter. Roxbury, MA, early 1600s.

Said to be the first named American apple variety. One of the best late-winter dessert apples—it would be hard to live without a stash of them in our root cellar.

Hard medium-large patchy green and russeted fruit not uniform in size, shape or color. Rich, spicy and juicy. Exceptional sauce. Dried, it’s nice and tart with a pleasant first sensation and a lingering good aftertaste. The aromatic juice is recommended by some for cider, fresh or fermented.

Medium-to-large vigorous spreading tree. One of the most popular commercial apples of the 19th century, largely because it can store until summer. Scab resistant. Blooms midseason. Z4-6. Both Maine Grown. (3-6' trees)

Item Discounted
Price
161A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/17/17
161C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
Item Discounted
Price
161A: on standard stock, 1 for $29.25
sold out for orders received after 2/17/17
161C: on M111 semi-dwarfing stock, 1 for $29.25
ordering closed for the season
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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.

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• Click here for our interactive chart Pick the Right Apple.
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