Organic Grown Trees & Plants:

Roxbury Russet Apple

  • Zone: 4
  • Taste: Sweet/Tart
  • Texture: Hard, Crisp
  • Bloom Time: Mid-Late
  • Harvest Time: Late
  • Size: Prune to desired height
  • Uses: Fresh eating, baking, cider

Early 1600's, this one is the oldest named American variety. Thomas Jefferson planted some of these in the Monticello Orchard in the 1770s. Fantastic keeper, and like a lot of apples, the Roxbury improves with age. Disease resistance to Apple Scab, and Cedar Apple Rust is noted.