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Grafted Apples

Melrose

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Official Ohio state apple. Red Delicious x Jonathan. Large, flattened fruit. Yellowish green skin flushed and streaked dark red with russet spots. Firm, coarse, juicy, creamy white flesh. Slightly acid flavor. Very good cooking and dessert quality. Best for eating after Christmas when it develops its fruity aroma. Growth habit is spreading and moderate. Midseason bloom. Good pollinator. Ripens from mid to late October. Good apple for roadside market and local sales. Zones 5-9. Planted extensively in Ohio. Introduced in 1944.

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