Roxbury Russet Apple


Roxbury Russet Apple

Winter. Roxbury, Mass., 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 the root cellar. A favorite for winter sauce.

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 has potential 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. Maine Grown. (Standard: 3-6' bare-root trees; semi-dwarf: 2½-5' bare-root trees)

169 Roxbury Russet
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All apple trees require a second variety for pollination.

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