Inside the flesh is greenish or off-white, with a somewhat coarse texture. It is very firm and crisp, and somewhat juicy.
The trees are reliable and generous providers every year, with the fruit ripening at the end of September to the start of October.
Roxbury Russet Apples can be used for fresh-eating, cider and pies.
Their 12.87% sugar content will yield 6% alcohol in making cider.
Roxbury Russet Apples store well.
Roxbury Russet Apples are listed in garden catalogues as early as 1845. Some speculate they were available in Roxbury, Massachusetts before 1649, because in that year grafts were taken to Connecticut from there.