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Roxbury Russet Apple tree

Owner: B.

Location:  Searsmont, MAINE, United States

Age:Planted in about 2013
Age of this tree:12 years
Climate at this location:Zone 5
Tree form:Standard
Height:Up to 6ft / 2m
Cropping:Light crops
Growth:This tree grows fairly well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Organic treatments

Owner's comments

Hard medium-large patchy green and russet fruit. Not uniform in size, shape or color. Scab resistant. Blooms midseason. Malus. Roxbury, MA, early 1600s. Z4-6, Purchased from Fedco Trees, Waterville, Maine.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Spring blossom: 3 June
    Harvest: 3rd week September  2kg / 4lbs
    Size: 1.5m / 5.0ft high   1.0m / 3.3ft wide
    Extreme drought in mid-coast Maine.