Railroad apple tree - Zone 4 - A tasty red crisp apple -

Railroad apple tree - Zone 4 - A tasty red crisp apple

Very limited quantity for fall 2020. The Railroad Apple tree is a recent discovery we made. It was found near an old railroad track. The fruit is red, crisp and so tasty!

 

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

The fruit

The Railroad apple tree gives exceptionally tasty, red, and crisp apples. The fruit hang on the tree until ripe. They can be harvested by late-September. Sweet and very tasty when eaten fresh, there is no trace of tartness in it. Quite aromatic. The flesh is a cream colour and has a fine texture, it also does not oxidize after it is cut (or very little after a very long while).

The tree

We have noticed a slight sensitivity to scab (nothing to cause any real problems), but no further issues have been detected in almost 20 years.

The origin

We discovered this apple tree a few years ago, during a search for old apple trees in the countryside. It seemed like the tree was waiting for us, right by an old railroad track, after which it is named. As we were driving back home we ate almost all the apples we had picked,  leaving just one, as we wanted all the community to get to taste this wonderful apple! They recommended that we should graft thousands of trees from it!

CharacteristicValue
Height at maturity7 metres (23 feet)
Spacing9 metres (30 feet)
Hardiness zone4
SoilWell drained
Sun / shadeFull sun
FloweringMid-May
HarvestMid-Late September
Average fruit weight115g
Fruit colorRed
Years to bear fruit5
PollinationSelf-fertile
Latin nameMalus sp. Railroad
Average diameter of fruit
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