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Rusty Coat apple

Darker than Golden Russet with drier flesh. Very good flavor, excellent for drying, sauce and eating.

USDA identification images for Rusty Coat

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

    • 20 Apr 2016  United States
      I grew up in east Tennessee, and I love Rusty Coat apples. They are crisp but tender, sweet with some tartness in perfect balance. I wish I had a tree, but I don't think it would flourish in south Florida.
    • 07 Nov 2014  United States
      Rusty Coat apples may be purchased in season at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, Inc. 405 Boyer Nursery Road Biglerville, PA 17307. 717-677-8558 717-677-9567 Fax: 717-677-4026. Email: Please check ahead to confirm availablility. I purchased on Nov. 6, 2014 to taste. They are good eating out of hand, seems to be a balanced flavor - between sweet and tart - maybe a bit towards the tart, unique ugly exterior
    • 22 Jun 2014  TENNESSEE/HAMILTON, United States
      My grandfather (now deceased) told me as a child about his father growing Rusty Coat apples in his orchard. He said they were delicious. I would love to try them or buy a tree to grow them.

    Tree register

    We don't have any registered trees for this variety yet. If you have a Rusty Coat tree you can register it here.


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Connecticut , United States


    • Country of origin: United States

    Where to buy fresh fruit

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