Alexander – Russia/Ukraine late 1700’s

The history of the Alexander is not fully known, although most horticultural historians believe it originated in either Russia or Ukraine in the 1700’s, before making its way to England in 1817.  This is an unusually large variety known to produce apples up to 18 ounces!  This monstrosity is also known for its beautiful orange and red striping on the sun-ward side of the fruit, while the shaded side remains a light green.  This variety, which was once said to be large enough to cook an entire pie with just one apple, is best used in the kitchen!

Uses: Cooking, Baking, Sauce, & Eating

Harvest: Mid-Season

Zones: 4-9

Attributes: Scab Resistance & Very Cold Hardy

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