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Summer Rambo apple tree

Malus domestica 'Summer Rambo'

Summer Rambo
  • Picking season: Early

Summer Rambo is a large summer apple, formerly quite widely grown in the eastern states - on account of its vigorous productivity and reasonable resistance to fireblight.

The flavor is more sophisticated than most early summer apples, variously described as honeyed or vinous, and the flesh is notable for its exceptional juiciness.

Like most summer apples Summer Rambo is not a keeper, so it is best eaten or cooked or used for sweet cider immediately. 

Summer Rambo apple trees for sale

  • Semi-dwarf 1-year bare-root tree $38.95
    Mature height: 8ft-12ft after 10 years
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How to grow

Summr Rambo is a vigorous tree, but prone to biennial-bearing. To prevent this be sure to thin the fruitlets very aggressively in late May in the "on" year,

Advice on fruit tree pollination.


Summer Rambo is almost certainly the Amercanized name of an ancient European apple called Rambour Franc.

Summer Rambo characteristics

  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Picking seasonEarly
  • UsesEating freshCulinaryJuiceDrying
  • Keeping (of fruit)1 week
  • General resistanceAverage
  • FireblightSome resistance
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 4 (-34C)
  • Summer maximum temperaturesWarm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originFrance
  • Period of origin1550 - 1599
  • Fruit colorGreen / YellowOrange / Red