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Roxbury Russet Apple
Malus domestica 'Roxbury Russet'
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Roxbury Russet is a grand old all purpose apple that makes excellent cider also. The fruit is large, greenish and covered with a light bronzy russet. The flesh is firm, tender and yellow-white. It is very sugary and well known for its cider qualities and its ability to keep into the Spring. Ripens in late September to October. Quite hardy and vigorous, but with a tendency to biennial bearing.
Alternate Names: Roxbury, Shipper's Russet, Belpre Russet, Marietta Russet, Sylvan Russet, Hewe's Russet, Warner Russet, Boston Russet, Putnam Russet
Roxbury Russet originated in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1649, but is known by very many names as it spread around the country.
Roxbury Russet is resistant to scab and mildew, blooms late, and should be pollinated with other later bloomers.