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Black Oxford Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)


A cold-hardy and disease-resistant heirloom apple from America. Also known as Black Apple, Oxford Black, Rock.

Black Oxford trees can live to be over 100 years old, but they do crop heavily and tend to biennialism if not well maintained. This tree is very winter hardy with good general disease and insect resistance.

A sweet and dense apple with a complex flavor, Black Oxford is one of our favorites here at Cummins Nursery. This medium-sized apple is a very dark purplish red, almost black, with a distinctive bluish bloom. The flesh is greenish-white and hard, with a balanced flavor that matures in storage. It will keep all winter, and it is a great all-purpose apple, good for fresh eating, baking, and cider.

Black Oxford is an antique American apple that was first discovered as a seedling by Nathaniel Haskell in Oxford County, Maine, in the late 1700s.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Black Oxford Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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$13.00 ea.

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Clean vs Regular

Clean = virus-free in lab tests, suggested for grafting with some of the Geneva rootstocks, especially G.16 and G.935. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Black Oxford trees can live to be over 100 years old, but they do crop heavily and tend to biennialism if not well maintained. This tree is very winter hardy with good general disease and insect resistance.

A sweet and dense apple with a complex flavor, Black Oxford is one of our favorites here at Cummins Nursery. This medium-sized apple is a very dark purplish red, almost black, with a distinctive bluish bloom. The flesh is greenish-white and hard, with a balanced flavor that matures in storage. It will keep all winter, and it is a great all-purpose apple, good for fresh eating, baking, and cider.

Black Oxford is an antique American apple that was first discovered as a seedling by Nathaniel Haskell in Oxford County, Maine, in the late 1700s.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking
Cider classification: sweet
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: purple
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Oxford County, Maine
Introduced in: 1790s
Introduced by: Nathaniel Haskell

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 3 - 6
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Nov 10 (approximate, in New York State) + 56 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Resistant
Cedar-Apple Rust: Very Resistant
Fireblight: Resistant
Powdery Mildew:

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

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