Fall Russet

Found in a family orchard in Franklin, Michigan, the true identity remains unclear but it is thought Fall Russet may be the old apple Autumn Pomme Gris described in Downing’s 1859 masterpiece, “Fruits and Fruit Trees of America”. As described by Burford, “a small, yellowish-green or golden russet apple, often irregularly webbed with gray and dark green and an orange flush, the creamy yellow flesh is crisp with a rich, sweet and subacid flavor”. Ripens in September.


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