Apple (Malus) 'Roxbury Russet'

Roxbury Russet Apple

Categories: Fruit Tree

Remarkable for it's amount of sugar. Firm, slightly coarse, fairly tender, yellowish-white flesh. Tree medium to large, a good cropper on rich soils. Displays resistance to scab and cedar apple rust.

More About Apple (Malus) 'Roxbury Russet'

  • quite likely the first apple variety brought to the US
  • 1635 first tree in Roxbury, MA

It’s the oldest American apple still being grown today. Excellent old cider apple, a keeper and good for eating fresh. Large greenish, sometimes bronze tinged skin almost covered with yellowish-brown russet.

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10-18 ft


10-18 in


10-20 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


Apple (Malus) 'Roxbury Russet' Characteristics


  • Mass Plant
  • Specimen
  • Orchard Plant


  • Part Sun/Part Shade
  • Does best in full sun

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Needs well drained soil

Bearing/Fruiting Time

  • Late season

Bloom Time

  • Early-mid season

Disease Resistance

  • apple scab resistant

Flower Color

  • Appleblossom Pink


  • Golden
  • Greenish

Fruit Qualities

  • distinct flavor
  • crisp
  • sweet
  • aromatic
  • texture, hard/firm

Fruiting Attributes

  • medium size
  • good for cooking/baking
  • stores well/good keeper
  • good for cider
  • antique variety
  • heavy bearer


  • Spreading

Plant Size

  • Semi-dwarf (12-18')