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Redfield apple

Medium to large apple. Dark red with dark red flesh. Juice is red. Not for fresh eating.

USDA identification images for Redfield

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


    Visitor reviews

    • 20 Nov 2017  WASHINGTON, United States
      I bought a bench graft of Redfield and found after a while it would be a spreading tree. Persuaded a neighbor to allow me to re-plant it in their larger space. It established roots slowly and bloomed mid-August! Then it set 17 debut fruits. Clearly self-fertile. I can hardly wait for the tree to gain enough size to retain a crop.
    • 10 Jun 2013  WASHINGTON, United States
      Thanks to another apple enthusiast, I tasted a single Redfield last year. It was mostly red or pink inside; taste had serious pucker to it - due to acid and tannin, with some sweetness and interesting flavor. I would like to try it in both baking and cider when I find enough to use. Once that is done, perhaps I might need to give it a score of five apples instead of four.

    Tree register

    United States

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2015 season

    • 5th May  2015  - tree owned by Peter in Westford, United States

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    Origins

    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Wolf River x malus pumila niedzwetzkyana
    • Introduced: 1938
    • Developed by: New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, NY

    Using

    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Good
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavor style (apples): Sharper
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Cooking result: Keeps shape
    • Juice style: Sharper

    Growing

    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid

    Climate

    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
    • 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: 1900 - 1949
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Redfield:

    United States




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