Malus domestica x Malus niedzwetzkyana 'Redfield'
Redfield is an unusual apple / crab-apple cross. It's key feature is its distinctive deep red flesh. The red pigmentation of the flesh also extends to the younger leaves and the wood of younger shoots.
The flavor for eating fresh is not great, but Redfield produces a particularly attractive red cider. Like Wolf River (its apple parent) it is also an excellent baking apple.
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Redfield is cold-hardy, and easier and more reliable to grow than many red-fleshed apples.
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Like many red-fleshed apple varieties, Redfield is related to Malus niedzwetzkyana, a species of crab-apple originating in central Asia and characterised by purple-red flowers, purple leaves, and red or pink fleshed fruits. Redfield was developed in the 1930s at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, and is a cross between Wolf River and Malus niedzwetzkyana. The fruit size is larger than most crab-apple / apple crosses, as might be expected given the very large size of Wolf River apples.