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Roxbury Russet Apple Scionwood (Spring 2021)
One of America's oldest apples, good for storage, baking, and cider. Also known as Belpre Russet, Boston Russet, Hewe's Russet, Putnam Russet, Leather Coat.
A cold-hardy, high vigor, open-spreading tree, Roxbury is triploid and will require two diploid pollenizers for full fertility. Reports on disease resistance vary wildly; in our orchards we find that it is mildly susceptible to all major diseases, but that its vigorous growth tends to outpace these problems. It has a slight tendency (easily managed by thinning) to biennialism.
This late-season apple is large, green-gold, and covered with a fine russet that thickens toward the stem. The flesh is hard, granular, and crunchy. Almost inedibly tart when first harvested, it will sweeten and mellow in storage. Roxbury is an excellent baker, and it is a favorite with cider makers. It needs to be harvested promptly as it has a tendency to drop, but it will store well through the winter.
Along with Rhode Island Greening, this is one of the oldest varieties native to America. It first grew on the farm of Ebenezer Davis in Roxbury, Massachusetts early in the 1600s. In the late 1700s, it was brought to Marietta, Ohio and sold by Putnam Nursery under the names Putnam Russet and Marietta Russet. It was also known as Shippens Russet in New York for a brief period, when it was cultivated by Chief Justice Shippen.
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Fruit Uses & Storage
Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: off-white
Origin: Roxbury, Massachusetts
Introduced in: 1649
Introduced by: Ebenezer Davis
Calendar & Geography
Diseases & Pests
Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
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