Roxbury Russet – Massachusetts, USA Before 1635

The first Roxbury Russet tree sprung up around 1635 in Roxbury near Boston. It’s 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.

Uses: Fresh Eating, Cider, & Cooking

Harvest: Late

Zones: 5-9

Attributes: Excellent Storage Quality

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