Introduced in 1944 the Melrose is a cross of Red Delicious and Jonathan. This tree yields apples of dull copper red skin, which are firm, very juicy, and slightly tart. The creamy, green-tinged flesh is firm and crisp with an excellent flavor and high quality fruit for dessert and cooking. One of the best keepers of all time, its whose flavor improves in storage, Melrose reaches peak quality after 2-3 months.
USDA Zone: 3-9
Mature Height: 8-10' (Dwarf) G.41
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 4, Late Mid Season
Ripening Time: Early October
Dwarf Rootstock: G.41