Malus ‘Roxbury Russet’ – Heirloom Apple – 7-Gallon


America’s oldest cultivated apple variety, first grown in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1635. This exquisitely flavored heirloom has had a host of names over the years, including Belpre Russet, Boston Russet, Hewe’s Russet, Marietta Russet, Putnam Russet, Shippen’s Russet, Sylvan Russet, Warner Russet, and Leather Coat. ‘Roxbury Russet’ has a coarse, crispy yellow-green flesh. Its spicy-tart flavor is as good for fresh-eating as it is for making a fine syrupy cider. Its parentage is unknown. If you can set aside the aesthetic demand for a uniformly smooth and shiny skin, your taste buds will be richly rewarded. Like most russets this variety is an excellent keeper.

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EMLA 106, Semi-dwarf rootstock, 70% of Standard, 12-16′