Redfield Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Fall. Wolf River x Niedzwetzkyana. NY Stn, 1938.
One of the best and largest of the red-fleshed apples. Although usually considered too tart for eating out of hand, the medium-large fruit with opaque solid rusty-red skin is absolutely great in pies, makes wonderful jelly, and turns sauce and cider red. We love this apple.
Gained fame in the hard-cider world thanks to the wonderful single-variety Redfield cider and Redfield blends made by the late Terry Maloney of West County Cider. Very sharp and bitter in cidermakers’ lingo. (SG 1.052)
Flesh is two-toned: deep pink fading to white around the core. The flowers are also two-toned, deep pink, tipped with small white lightning bolts. And the bronze-red foliage adds further interest all season. Bears young, annually, and shows some insect resistance in our trials.
Sometimes listed as a crabapple, but don’t be fooled: the apples are the size of Macs. One of the very first to bloom each year. Z3.
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