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Detroit Red apple

Classic deep red apple. Soft, snow white flesh. Curious ridges about the calyx.

USDA identification images for Detroit Red

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

  • USDA watercolor image of Malus domestica: Detroit Red

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

Offspring of this variety

Visitor reviews

  • 19 Aug 2013  GA, United States
    I had my first taste of Detroit Reds this weekend. I bought 5 pounds on the spot as it was by far the best apple I have ever had. The flesh was light, crisp, sweet, and tart all at the same time. I plan on a flurry of baking and drying soon.

Tree register

United States

Harvest records for this variety

2015 season

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


  • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
  • Originates from: North Georgia, United States


  • Country of origin: United States

Where to buy fresh fruit

The following orchards grow Detroit Red:

United States

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