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Grafted Apples

Golden Russet

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Seedling of English Russet. The champagne of old-time cider apples. Medium sized fruit. Gray-green to golden bronze with a coppery orange cheek; heavily splotched with light brown russet. Crisp, highly flavored, fine textured, yellow flesh. Very sugary juice. Used for cider, dried apples, fresh eating and cooking. Excellent keeper; vigorous, medium to large tree; often a tip bearer. Requires cross pollination. Scab resistant; suffers little from pests. Ripens late in October. Hardy to Zone 4. Originated in New York, described by Downing in 1845.

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