Minnesota 1734 apple - Zone 2 - A russet apple for the North -

Minnesota 1734 apple - Zone 2 - A russet apple for the North

This heavy bearing northern russet is native to Minnesota. It is one of the very best of the russet apples. While russets apples are very flavourful, they are hard and not standard in what you expect from an apple. 

1-2 Feetsold-out$35.00$0.00
2-3 Feetsold-out$40.00$0.00
3-5 Feetsold-out$45.00$0.00

The Fruit

These russet apples are medium sized firm apples with a light yellow flesh. Russets are distinctive apples and carry a memorable flavor profile. The skin is coarse, very chewy, on the dry side, and the flesh has a full and wonderfully rich taste that is very popular among cider-makers and has been favourably compared to that of the Golden Russet. Stores well, keeping all winter and dries well for apple chips.

The Apple Tree

This tree is very hardy, holding its own in zone 2. It is a reliable annual bearer giving a hefty production of fruit late into the harvest season. It is known to have a strong tendency towards precocity, bearing fruit at a young age. 

Its Origin

Never given a name, this apple was developed by the University of Minnesota and is sometimes referred to as the Minnesota Russet.  


Height at maturity7 metres (23 feet)
Spacing9 metres (30 feet)
Hardiness zone2b / 3a
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
HarvestLate season
Average fruit weight
Fruit colorBronze russet, yellow flesh
Years to bear fruit4
Latin nameMalus sp. Minnesota 1734
Average diameter of fruit
Also known asMinnesota Russet