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Knobbed Russet apple

Green and yellow fruit, sometimes scarlet streaked in the sun. Uneven surface is overlaid with rough gray and black russet, welts and knobs; worthy of its name. Crisp, rich, sugary, highly flavored flesh of the highest quality.

USDA identification images for Knobbed 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

    • 13 Nov 2016  INDIANA, United States
      Must do for us every year. Perfect in pies & we eat out of hand with sharp cheddar.
    • 28 Oct 2011  WI, United States
      This apple is the perfect example of why never to judge a book by its cover. This is perhaps the ugliest apple in the world, but the taste is quite good. Nothing spectacular, but it is sweet and pleasant, certainly above average, and has a bit of that pear-like nutty "russety" flavor. Do not be afraid to try this one!

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    United States



    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Sussex, England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1819


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom

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    The following orchards grow Knobbed Russet:

    United States

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