Tetofsky

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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.

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  1. Dave Liezen
    Dave Liezen07-29-2014

    In your notes it appears you transposed two numbers (something I do all the time.) I believe the correct date for the introduction of Tetofsky, Alexander and Duchess of Oldenburg is 1835.
    Good stuff you have recorded here.

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