|Discovered||1635 Roxbury, Massachusetts|
Roxbury Russet is a heavily russeted apple, but what it lacks in good looks it makes up for in flavor. Its crisp and spicy-tart high-sugar and acidy flesh is as good for fresh-eating as it is for making a fine syrupy cider. Harvest begins in September, and as with most russeted apples, it keeps well for months in storage.
The oldest American heirloom apple, Roxbury Russet was first grown in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1635.