Is this a Roxbury Russet?

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khelmira
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Is this a Roxbury Russet?

Post by khelmira » Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:52 pm

Can anyone indentify these apples? Vic planted heirloom apples years ago, but we cannot locate the poster idenfying them. However, after researching quite a bit I believe they are Roxbury Russet. They did not taste good at all and the deer ...wouldn't eat them either. Now, in the last two weeks the few I picked are great, both for eating and made great baked apples tonight. When I went to pick more, I found most had blown off the tree and the deer have eaten them all. Clearly, they are a late apple and a keeper and I only wish I had picked them all when I had a chance
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womblesd
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Re: Is this a Roxbury Russet?

Post by womblesd » Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:32 pm

they look similar to my my golden russets which produced for first time this year.
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khelmira
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Re: Is this a Roxbury Russet?

Post by khelmira » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:10 am

womblesd wrote:they look similar to my my golden russets which produced for first time this year.

I had a golden russet which died a few years ago, but this is another tree and this apple seems more "russeted" to me that what I remember of our golden russet. Thanks for your reply.

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Re: Is this a Roxbury Russet?

Post by womblesd » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:14 pm

how about asmeads kernal?
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Re: Is this a Roxbury Russet?

Post by JohnB » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:16 pm

It looks like it. And RRs hang late in the season and are outstanding cider apples.

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Re: Is this a Roxbury Russet?

Post by derekamills » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:17 pm

I grow numerous varieties of russeted apples and that include Roxbury and Golden. Roxbury Russet looks like your picture, the skin under the russeting is green. Golden Russet apples have yellow skin under the russetting.

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