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Razor Russet Apple Scionwood (Spring 2022)


A fully russeted sport of Golden Delicious. Also known as Razor Golden Delicious.

This tree is similar to Golden Delicious, of which it is a sport. It is very productive and moderately vigorous, with an open and round form. It is somewhat susceptible to fireblight but moderately resistant to all other major diseases.

Razor Russet is large, round-conical, and has a skin that is uniformly russeted golden brown. The yellowish white flesh is firm and coarse with a flavor that is rich and spicy. It is an excellent dessert apple with a very high sugar content, and it has found favor with some cider makers. This apple will store well for up to two months.

Discovered in 1970 in Kentucky by William Armstrong, Razor Russet is a sport of Golden Delicious. This means that a Golden Delicious tree produced a single mutated limb that grew the new, russeted variety. Fortunately the apples were spotted by Armstrong, who was a former extension specialist at the University of Kentucky.

Volume Pricing

Premiums are included in the following prices if applicable. These prices are for regular scion. Add $1 for clean scion.

Quantity Razor Russet 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

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. 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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This tree is similar to Golden Delicious, of which it is a sport. It is very productive and moderately vigorous, with an open and round form. It is somewhat susceptible to fireblight but moderately resistant to all other major diseases.

Razor Russet is large, round-conical, and has a skin that is uniformly russeted golden brown. The yellowish white flesh is firm and coarse with a flavor that is rich and spicy. It is an excellent dessert apple with a very high sugar content, and it has found favor with some cider makers. This apple will store well for up to two months.

Discovered in 1970 in Kentucky by William Armstrong, Razor Russet is a sport of Golden Delicious. This means that a Golden Delicious tree produced a single mutated limb that grew the new, russeted variety. Fortunately the apples were spotted by Armstrong, who was a former extension specialist at the University of Kentucky.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Disease-Resistant, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses:
Storage duration: one to three months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: yellow

Fruit Origins

Parentage: sport of Golden Delicious
Origin: Kentucky
Introduced in: 1970
Introduced by: William Armstrong

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Oct 13 (approximate, in New York State) + 28 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

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

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 4
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile?

Pollination Partners

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