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Detroit Red Apple

Malus domestica 'Detroit Red'
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The Detroit Red, not to be confused with the "Red Detroit" southern variety, is a classic deep red apple with thick skin that becomes a dark black-purple at maturity. Its soft, snow white flesh is a North Georgia favorite for sauces. 

Introduced into the Detroit, Michigan area by early French Homesteaders. Well-groomed Detroit Red trees can be found growing today at Monticello, which Thomas Jefferson planted in 1805. 

Height
12-15
Spread
10-15
Zone
4-8
Color
Bright red
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Tags
Mid-SeptemberFull SunAverage skillGood for sauceJuice or Cider

Harvest Period
Site Requirements
  Full Sun
Skill Required