Black Oxford Apple Tree Overview
The Black Oxford apple tree is an heirloom variety and great versatile variety, great choice not only for eating fresh and cooking, but also for making cider due to its juicy, sweet flavor. In fact, it is an excellent choice for winter eating! Moreover, you can also dry the apple to make apple ringlets. Black Oxford is small to medium in size and has crimson skin color and greenish-white flesh.
Black Oxford heirloom apple originates in Oxford County in Maine in the 18th century, and is very much loved to this day by growers!
The apple tree is coldy hardy and can grow well in hardiness zone 3. After picking can keep well in cold storage for four months, and the taste gets sweeter over time. Black Oxford apple trees are resistant to fireblight, scab, and cedar apple rust. It’s not self-fertile and needs a good pollinator.
- Uses: cider, dessert, cooking, making pies
- Taste: Crisp, juicy, sweet
- Size: Small to medium
- Color: Crimson, deep red, dark purple color. Flesh is greenish-white.
- Hardiness Zones: 3 – 6
- Disease resistance
- Scab – resistant
- Cedar apple rust – resistant
- Fireblight – resistant
- Harvest period: 5
- Flowering Group: 4
- Cross Pollinates with: Binet Rouge, Honeycrisp, Porter’s perfection, Sundance...to name a few!
- Storage: Keeps well in cold storage for four months. Gets sweeter in storage.
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