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Red June apple

Red June, also known as Carolina Red June, is a traditional early southern apple.  The fruit is smaller, round to round-oblong in shape with a deep red skin covering yellow fruit.  The flesh is white with red staining and has a mildly brisk taste unusual for early apples.  Historically it was used for pies and cider as well. 

Trees tend to bloom late for an early apple and are heavy bearers.  There is a tendency toward biennial bearing, and yet also has the unusual ability to rebloom later in the season and produce a second, albeit lighter, fall crop of apples.  Red June is susceptable to apple scab and cedar rust.

Red June identification photos

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  • Photo taken at Eastmans Antique Apples, Michigan
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Visitor reviews

  • 28 Dec 2012  Jim West,  NORTH CAROLINA, United States
    I have a tree of this variety in my orchard . It is very reliable and produces a good crop of smaller apples which begin to ripen in late June and lasts to the third or fourth week of July. Very good flavor for a early apple.

Tree register

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Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

  • July  2015  - tree owned by Roger in Madison Heights, United States


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: North Carolina, United States
  • Introduced: 1848
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1866


  • Fruit colour: Red over yellow
  • Flesh colour: White
  • Fruit size: Small
  • Fruit size: Medium
  • Fruit shape: Round
  • Fruit shape: Oblong


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Uses: Drying
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sweet/Sharp
  • Flavour style: Sharp / refreshing
  • Harvest period: Early season
  • Harvest period: Very early season


  • Cropping: Heavy - Biennial cycle tendency
  • Flowering period: Early season - Can sometimes bloom twice in the same year, bearing a second crop later in the fall.
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer

Also known as

  • Blush June
  • Carolina Red June


  • Scab  - Some susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rust  - Some susceptibility

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