Summer Rambo apple
USDA identification images for Summer Rambo
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.
- 12 Jan 2021 Richard GerhardID, United StatesI purchased a Rambo apple tree that was sold as a graft from the last know living apple tree planted by Johnny Appleseed (historical society sale)? Tree is very productive. Apples are large and I think tasty right off the tree. They make great apple butter and sauce. Hardy here in N. Idaho.
- 18 Sep 2018 DavidWA, United StatesThe graft in'12 took and it bore heavily last year. Amazing sauce and fine fresh. Needs a dose of calcium in my poor soil.
- 29 Jan 2017 MarcyOHIO, United StatesSummer Rambo is my favorite taste in applesauce! I gave my mom one tree that bears heavily. We devote a couple weeks in summer to making enough applesauce to last the winter. It is a true summer apple, meaning it is a softer apple off the tree and turns mushy quickly. Despite some neglect in the last few years (little pruning, no spraying, fireblight), we are still getting usable apples.
- 26 Sep 2015 Cheryl CallahanMA, United StatesI too have one of Miller's Nursery 5 way trees. The Summer Rambo is great! By far my favorite on the tree. Sweet and crisp and early. I am sad when it's gone but then the Summer Rambo is a great second choice. It's fun to have one tree give me so much!!!!
- 24 Aug 2014 Wayne WagnerMD, United StatesPurchased from Heyser Farms, Colesville, Md. on July 25th. Tart with little apple flavor, these did not make a good pie. While my standard 50-55 minutes wasn't long enough for this cultivar - ten minutes more would have improved it - there's only so much one can do with a so-so apple.
- 08 Aug 2013 Elijah EvansD.C., United StatesElijah Washington, DC firstname.lastname@example.org "I stopped by a local orchard yesterday in an effort to secure some bins of "juice culls" this fall. They had two apples already out: Lodi and Summer Rambo. I picked up a peck of each to try. I was extremely impressed with Summer Rambo. A very well balanced apple that is tart and sweet, with a notable level of tannin. The ones I picked up were also different in appearance than is what is noted here, mine are almost completely green with only a hint of red throughout. Source: Marker-Miller Orchards http://www.orangepippin.com/orchards/united-states/virginia/marker-miller-orchards-farm-market
- 30 Apr 2013 Vicki Mattern HackmanMT, United StatesMy great-grandmother (born 1890 in center Pa.) used to say this was the very best variety for applesauce; I planted a semi-dwarf S.R. about 10 years ago and it has borne good crops for the last 7-8 years. Large, attractive fruit also good for fresh eating
- 14 Feb 2013 email@example.comTX, United StatesI purchased mine from Boyers (http://www.boyernurseries.com/bareroot.htm) this autumn. Looking forward when I can pick my own.
- 29 Aug 2012 Nancy ChapmanNEBRASKA, United StatesI have this veriety, Summer Rambo, in a 4way antique apple tree from Miller's Nursery in New York. This is the first year it has born fruit. It made excellent apple sauce.
- 05 Mar 2012 Dave LiezenWASHINGTON, United StatesHaven't tried this yet, but have scion wood and root stock for bench graft now. If you want to buy this cv. on dwarfing root stock, check the Where To Buy block. There is quite a list. A quick Google search brought up Boyer's and ACNursery, both offering Summer Rambo on M9 or similar.
- 30 Jan 2012 RangerrabbitMD, United Statesi know the maker of the above comment is likely long since gone, but if somebody could point me in the direction of a dwarf summer rambo tree, I'd be very, very grateful. I loooove summer rambos, they make the best applesauce the world has ever tasted :)
- 30 Jun 2011 RichardKY, United StatesMy grandfather's family owned an orchard in Pike County Ky. with about 30 apple trees. The Summer Rambo was, by far, my favorite and the favorite of most of my family. The apples were huge and delicious. I now have a dwarf tree in my back yard, but it was only planted last year, so I haven't had any fruit from it. I had a semi-dwarf in my yard that bared every year, but the apples weren't as big as the others from Pike Co. Ky were. However, the tree uprooted and I had to have the tree removed.
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Spring blossom records for this variety
- 19th April 2016 - tree owned by Tomec88@Yahoo.Com in Stanhope, United States
- 29th April 2015 - tree owned by Michael in Glen Rock, United States
- 22nd April 2015 - tree owned by Tomec88@Yahoo.Com in Stanhope, United States
- 13th May 2014 - tree owned by Tomec88@Yahoo.Com in Stanhope, United States
- 2nd May 2014 - tree owned by Mike in , United States
- 17th May 2013 - tree owned by Tomec88@Yahoo.Com in Stanhope, United States
- 26th April 2013 - tree owned by Mike in , United States
Harvest records for this variety
- Species: Malus domestica - Apple
- Originates from: France
- Introduced: 16th century
- Country of origin: France
- Fruit size: Average
- Fruit size: Large
- Fruit shape: Round
- Fruit shape: Flat-round
- Fruit size: Very large
- Picking season: Early
- Flavour quality: Very good
- Flavour quality: Good
- Flavour style (apples): Sweet/Sharp
- Flavour style (apples): Sharper
- Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
- Food uses: Eating fresh
- Food uses: Culinary
- Food uses: Drying
- Flavour style (apples): Honeyed
- Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
Where to buy fresh fruit
The following orchards grow Summer Rambo:
- Wilson's Orchard, Iowa City
- Eckert | Boyd Orchard, Versailles
- Lewis Orchards and Farm Market, Cavetown
- Charlton Orchard, Inc., Charlton
- Boyer Orchards, New Paris
- Brown's Orchards & Farm Market, Loganville
- Flinchbaugh's Orchard and Farm Market, Hellam
- Gray Wolf Plantation, New Oxford
- Hollabaugh Brothers, Biglerville
- Masonic Village Farm Market, Elizabethtown
- Pappy's Orchard, Coopersburg
- Paulus Orchards, Dillsburg
- Townsend Brother's Fruit Farm, Spring Church
- Weaver's Orchard, Morgantown
- Ruggles Orchard, Levels
- Cattleana Ranch, Poygan Township/Omro
- Some Antique Apples for Modern Orchards, (2008)
Author: Merwin I.A.