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Roxbury Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Originated in the early 1600s in Roxbury, Massachusetts. Fruits have firm, somewhat coarse, fairly tender flesh with a subacid flavour.

Belper Russet, Belpre Russet, Boston or Roxbury, Boston or Roxbury Russet, Boston Russet, English Russet, Hewe's Russet, Howe's Russet, Jusset, Manetta Russet, Mariett's Ruseet, Marietta Russet, Pitman's Russet, Pomme Russet, Putman, Putman Russet, Putman' Russet, Putman's Russet, Putnam Russet, Putnam Russet of Ohio, Reinette Rousse de Boston, Reinette von Roxbury, Renet Bostonskii, Rox, Rox Russet, Roxburg Russet, Roxbury, Roxbury Russeting, Ruginetta di Boston, Russet, Russete, Russeting, Schippen's Russet, Shippen's, Shippen's Russet, Shippeus Russet, Shippin's Russet, Sylvan Russet, Warner Russet, Warner's Russet
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)

Accession No.
1952 - 111


Accession name
Roxbury Russet
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1
medium 1
Broad globose conical 1
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Amount
absent 1
Over Colour Pattern
washed out 1
high-very high 1
Weak 1
coarse 1
Flesh Colour
White 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register