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Grafted Apples

Roxbury Russet Apple

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Excellent old American cider apple. Large fruit. Greenish, sometimes bronze tinged skin almost covered with yellowish brown russet. Firm, slightly coarse, fairly tender, yellowish white flesh. Remarkable for its amount of sugar. Good for eating fresh or cooking; excellent for cider. Notable keeper, until April or May. Medium to large tree; tends to be biennial. Blooms late. Requires cross pollination. Resistant to scab and mildew. Good cropper on rich soils. Ripens mid-October. Hardy to Zone 4. Originated in Roxbury, Massachusetts in early 1600’s. Introduced in 1649.

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