The first Roxbury Russet tree sprung up around 1635 in Roxbury near Boston. Itís the oldest American apple still being grown today. Excellent old cider apple, a keeper and good for eating fresh. Large greenish, sometimes bronze tinged skin almost covered with yellowish-brown russet. Remarkable for it's amount of sugar. Firm, slightly coarse, fairly tender, yellowish-white flesh. Tree medium to large, a good cropper on rich soils. Roxbury Russet displays resistance to scab and cedar apple rust.
Certified Organic Apple Tree
Almost all of our apple trees (exception noted) and few other select fruit trees and berries grown by Trees of Antiquity are USDA Organic, certified by California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF). Our growing methods restore, maintain and enhance ecological harmony by avoiding the use of synthetic fertilizers, pesticides and genetic modification (GMO).
Growing Considerations for Roxbury Russet apple
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Pollination: Select another late blooming variety such as Newtown Pippin.
Fruit Storage: Good
Mature Size: 12-15 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-15 ft. if summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Uses: Cider, Fresh eating/ dessert
Rootstock: Semi-dwarf MM 111
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: Whip(no branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5 to 6 ft. in field. (trimmed to 4-5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our apple trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions.† There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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