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Redfield apple

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

Redfield apple identification images

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


    • Country of origin: United States
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour: Red - dark
    • Flower colour: Pink - dark
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Leaf colour - autumn: Green
    • Flesh colour: Pink / Red
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit shape: Round


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Average
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Cooking result: Keeps shape
    • Juice style: Sharper
    • Cropping: Good
    • Food uses: Culinary
    • Food uses: Juice
    • Juice colour: Pale red
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 3 (-40C)
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Redfield:

    United States

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