Also known as: Tetofski, Russian Crab
An apple of Russian origin first imported into this country from England by the Massachusetts Horticultural Society in 1835. Used primarily as a cooking apple as it is very acid until fully ripened. A natural dwarf tree with great cold-hardiness well suited for growing in extreme cold climates. Fruit is medium, roundish to slightly oblate with smooth pale yellow skin striped with red and overspread with a whitish bloom. The white flesh is tender, juicy, coarse and quite tart until ripe. Fruit ripens in June to July, about the same time as another Russian apple, Yellow Transparent.