All about apples, pears, plums, and cherries - and orchards where they are grown

Hunt Russet apple

Last updated 29 May 2011.

Rate this variety for flavor

Current rating: 5.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 3

Visitor comments

(Use the form at the bottom to add your own comments about this variety)

05 Jan 2018 
I should add that both sample fruits of Hunt were carmine red over most of the fruit - lots of sun here - and deep green at the apex. Tangerine and rose petal flavors, rose finish.

02 Nov 2017 
I just opened a first sample from a very small tree (on P2) the other day: 18 Brix, complex and balanced flavor. Beautiful fruit; easy tree to grow. I need to graft this onto Geneva 30: can't have too many of these apples!

24 Oct 2011 
This an excellent keeping apple. I've seen them keep in a box in my basement for 6 months with almost no loss of quality. I'd say that this apple would easily keep for 9 or more months in a good root cellar or a chest freezer converted into a refrigerator. Just make sure to keep the humidity high.

Add your comments about this variety

Have you tasted this variety ? Do you agree or disagree with our tasting notes ? Enter your comments below. Please tell us your name (just first name if you wish) and email address, and if possible the nearest city. Your name and location, but not your email address, may be published on this website. All comments are reviewed before publishing.

Your email
City (optional)
State (optional)
Password Create a password for your account
Organisation (optional)
Security question: What is the 1st or 2nd word of the name of this website (in big letters in the banner of this page)?
We send 2-3 newsletters per year, please let us know if you would like to receive them. Rest assured that we do not buy or sell email addresses - for more details see our privacy policy.

Fruit medium sized, golden russet with broken patches of smooth bright red on the cheek. It is quite attractive for a russet apple, excellent in quality and a good keeper. Known to keep in root cellars over a year.


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Massachusetts, United States
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1746

Fruit tree register

Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.

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

You can also view these trees on a map.

United States

Where to buy fresh fruit

United Statesmap >

Sign in | Register

Varieties you viewed

Top 10 Varieties

Top 10 highest ranked varieties

Top 10 most voted on varieties

Our Top 10 most popular variety descriptions

©2018 Orange Pippin Ltd. All rights reserved.
Website by: Amarsys and Black Twig
You may not reproduce any of the content of this website without our express permission.
We do not accept any liability for loss or damage incurred as a result of any errors in the content of this website.