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.
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
Uses: Fresh eating/ dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), juice/hard cider
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.