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July Red apple

Very attractive, large, red fruit. Strongly scented with vinous or loganberry flavor; sweet, soft, juicy, white flesh.

USDA identification images for July Red

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.

    Parents and other ancestors of this variety

    Offspring of this variety

    Visitor reviews

    • 20 Jun 2012  NOVA SCOTIA, Canada
      I used to enjoy July Red apples in Ontario as a child. (OK 30 + years ago) Last year in Nova Scotia I saw some apples called July Red and pounced on them! However, they did not have the same taste at all. I was very disappointed. Would you have any kind of explanation for the difference?

    Tree register

    United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Parentage: (Petrel x Early McIntosh) x Melba (Williams x Starr)
    • Originates from: New Brunswick, NJ, United States
    • Introduced: 1962
    • Developed by: G.W. Schneider, New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1974-061


    • Country of origin: United States


    • Picking season: Very early
    • Keeping (of fruit): 1 week


    • Flowering group: 3

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow July Red:



    • Cedar-Apple Rust  
      Author: Stephen Vann, University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture (FSA7538)
      Rated as susceptible - control usually needed where CAR is prevalent.

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