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Ripens: Mid to late September
Recommend Use: Eating/baking/cider
Taste: Nutty

Thought to be the oldest named American apple variety it was originally grown from a seed planted in Roxbury Massachusetts in the early 1600s. It was grown widely in the colonies including by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello and George Washington in Mount Vernon. The Roxbury Russet is quite sweet and nicely tart. It is great for fresh juice and hard cider and is delicious eaten out of hand or for cooking a large variety of dishes.