ROXBURY RUSSET Massachusetts prior to 1635


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. Displays resistance to scab and cedar apple rust.

Bloom: Late
USDA Zone: 5,6,7,8,9
Pollination: Select another late season bloom apple variety such as Grimes Golden and/or Newtown Pippin
Fruit Storage: Excellent
Mature Size: Large
Ripens: Late
Uses: Fresh eating/ dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), juice/hard cider
Rootstock: Semidwarf
Size when shipped: 5/8 to 1 inch caliper (width around trunk)
Height prior to shipment: 6 to 7 ft.(trimmed to 5'when shipped)
Shape when shipped: Feathered (prominent side branching)

Certified Organic

Trees are shipped bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through mid-April depending on USDA zone.

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