A less common russet type apple from Minnesota, also commonly referred to as the Minnesota Russet. Fruit has greenish yellow coloured skin covered with bronze russet. Flesh is yellow, dry and firm with a sweet and aromatic flavour. Apples average 5 to 6 cm in diameter. Not known to be an eating type apple but is more popularly used for Cider making. A heavy producing tree that tends to be precocious (early bearing). Fruit ripens around early to middle of October and stores up to 2 months in storage. Developed by the University of Minnesota.
Growers Note: This is our latest ripening apple and may not ripen in time in areas with short summers.
Hardiness Zone: 3
Height at Maturity: 5 meters (18 feet)
Spread: 4 meters (15 feet)
Soil Preference: Well drained
Light: Full sun
Pollination: Self-sterile (Needs another apple tree nearby for best pollination)
Latin Name: Malus 'Minnesota 1734'