Apple "Black Oxford"
Order fulfilment occurs after harvest between April 1st - April 30th
Maine’s Most Famous Apple
[Acid- medium; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]
Eating, Culinary, Cider
Dramatic, Balanced, Multi-purpose
- Shape: Medium, round somewhat conical
- Skin: Yellow with a crimson wash and a purple-black flush. Brown lenticels, and thin skin
- Flesh: Pale white tinged green, very juicy and quite tart. Quite crisp.
Mild and sweet aromas of corn, vanilla, and brown sugar with a slightly vinous, intense flavour. Can be quite crisp when first picked, but softens fairly quickly.
Supposedly, Nathaniel Haskell found a seedling on the farm in Paris, Oxford County around 1790 (The Apples of Maine).
- Precocity: Average
- Vigour: Highly vigorous, upright spreading
- Disease Tolerance: Above Average
- Zone Hardiness: 3 (Map Link)
- Pollination Group: IV (Chart) (Diploid, Self-Sterile)
- Cropping: Biennial, heavy crop
- Picking Season: Late September
- Storage: 2-3 months
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