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Black Oxford apple

Last updated 30 Dec 2012.

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Current rating: 4.8 out of 5. Total votes cast: 6

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28 Oct 2011 
A good friend from MA gave me one from her tree. Wonderful flavor - more intense, both sweet and tart vs. Winesap (which I greatly admire) is about all I can say. Wish I knew where to get some in PA.

16 Oct 2011 
Very crisp. Slightly tart with a strong cider-like flavor.

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Round deep purple fruit with a black bloom.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Maine, United States
  • Introduced: 1860s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1626


  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Juice
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Flowering period: Mid-Late season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Fertility: Self-sterile


  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

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The following Black Oxford trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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United States


Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2015 season

  • May  2015  - tree owned by Michelle in KENAI PENINSULA, United States

2014 season

  • 4th May  2014  - tree owned by Jeff in READING, United States
  • May  2014  - tree owned by Michelle in KENAI PENINSULA, United States

2012 season

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • November  2015  - tree owned by Roger in MADISON HEIGHTS, United States
  • 1st week October  2015  - tree owned by Michelle in KENAI PENINSULA, United States

2014 season

  • October  2014  - tree owned by Michelle in KENAI PENINSULA, United States

2012 season

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