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Black Oxford apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Black Oxford is a handsome traditional apple from Maine. The deep crimson skin usually has an attractive bloom, which is thought to contribute to its generally good disease resistance.

As with many old heirloom varieties, Black Oxford is a versatile apple - good for winter eating, useful for cooking, and the juice has a good flavor.

Shipping starts in March 2015.

Black Oxford apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf) $29.00 Sold outalert me
Full size  (14ft - 20ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Bud. 118 rootstock  (vigorous) $29.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Black Oxford

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Light
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking
  • Good for juice

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Fruit colour: Crimson
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • USDA Zone 3: Yes
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -40F / -40C?


Pollination guide for Black Oxford

Black Oxford is in flowering group 4. Black Oxford is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Black Oxford apple trees

Black Oxford has excellent winter hardiness, and on a suitable rootstock it should be possible to grow this variety successfully in Zone 3.



Historical details

Although the name suggests it must be an old English variety, Black Oxford is believed to originate from Oxford County in Maine, around the end of the 18th century.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Black Oxford'




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