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Fruit tree comparison - Roxbury Russet
Apple trees

Roxbury Russet

Roxbury Russet is probably the oldest apple variety originating from North America.  Remove this variety from the comparison

Growing

Gardening skill? Average
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 4
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Large
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening

Using

Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sweeter

Looking after

Overall disease resistance? Average

Identification

Country of origin United States
Period of origin 1600 - 1649
Fruit colour Russet
Blossom colour Pink - light
Leaf colour Green