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Apples: Malus domestica 'Golden Russet'

Botanical name: Malus domestica 'Golden Russet'

Common name: apple

also known as (semi-dwarf apple)

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created by:
chief cultivator

Mercer island, Wa

at a glance

Soil: damp, acidic, sand
Sun:
  
Zones: 4a thru 8b
Care:
easy
Lifespan:
deciduous
Category:   
Attributes:

bee attracting, edible

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description for "Apples: Malus domestica 'Golden Russet'"

'Golden Russet' is an old, old variety and one of the very best for home uses. Medium to large, yellow, with russeting. The crisp flesh is highly flavored and of extremely high quality. Keeps until April. Ripens in mid-October. Great cider apple. Two varieties are needed for pollination. Yields an average of 5 bushels with some variation depending on the season. Will reach a height of 10-12 feet at maturity. Plant trees 15-20 feet apart. Needs well drained soil. Full sun is best, but must have at least a half day of sun. Good for an espalier. Plant any of our other apple varieties for pollination. 'Cortland', 'McIntosh' and 'Yellow Delicious' are particularly effective pollinators. -- edited by dtd pbcouchman

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