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Black Oxford apple

Round deep purple fruit with a black bloom.

USDA identification images for Black Oxford

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.


  • Year: 1902

  • Year: 1913

  • Year: 1913

  • Year: 1896

Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

Visitor reviews

  • 28 Oct 2011  PA, United States
    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  NJ, United States
    Very crisp. Slightly tart with a strong cider-like flavor.

Tree register

United States

Portugal

Canada

  • AV in South Eastern New Brunswick, NEW BRUNSWICK
  • Bill O'Keefe in Dobbinton, ONTARIO

Spring blossom records for this variety

2020 season

  • 28th April  2020  - tree owned by Jerry in Point Reyes Station, United States
  • April  2020  - tree owned by Rebecca in Lafayette, United States

2016 season

  • 2nd June  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States

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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Harvest records for this variety

2019 season

  • 3rd week November  2019  - tree owned by Jon in Shaw Island, United States

2018 season

  • 2nd week November  2018  - tree owned by Jon in Shaw Island, United States

2016 season

  • 2nd week November  2016  - tree owned by Jon in Shaw Island, United States
  • 2nd week September  2016  - tree owned by B. in Searsmont, United States

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

2011 season

  • 3rd week October  2011  - tree owned by veggiesintc@gmail.com in Empire, United States
  • 1st week October  2011  - tree owned by Dan in Freeport, United States

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Introduced: 1860s

Using

  • Picking season: Late
  • Cropping: Light
  • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
  • Flavor style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
  • Food uses: Eating fresh
  • Food uses: Culinary
  • Food uses: Juice

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive fruit
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Ploidy: Diploid

Climate

  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (3) -40F / -40C
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (5) -20F / -29C
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (6) -10F / -23C
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (7) 0F / -18C
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (8) 10F / -12C
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (9) 20F / -7C
  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (10) 30F / -1C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of origin: United States
  • Period of origin: 1750 - 1799
  • Flower colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Fruit colour: Crimson

Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Black Oxford:

United States




References


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