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Similkameen Nurseries Ltd.

Apple "Black Oxford"

Regular price $41.50 CAD
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Black Oxford

Maine’s Most Famous Apple

            [Acid- medium; Sugar-high; Tannin-low]

Eating, Culinary, Cider

Dramatic, Balanced, Multi-purpose

Physical Attributes:
  • 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.
 Flavour:

            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.

Neat History:

            Supposedly, Nathaniel Haskell found a seedling on the farm in Paris, Oxford County around 1790 (The Apples of Maine).

Growing Attributes:
  • 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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