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Hunt Russet apple

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.

USDA identification images for Hunt Russet

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

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

    Visitor reviews

    • 05 Jan 2018  WASHINGTON, United States
      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  WASHINGTON, United States
      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  WV, United States
      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.

    Tree register

    United States


    • Dan in Vittoria, ONTARIO


    • Species: Malus domestica


    • Country of origin: United States

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