First crossed in 1910 with a Jonathan and Rome Beauty by Richard Welington, the Monroe Apple is named for Monroe County, NY. The Monroe is a medium-sized, late-season apple. Its skin is very red with slight pink and burgundy hues throughout. The cream-colored flesh is more sweet than tart and is very juicy. It is a good fresh-eating apple and is often used in cider production. The cider it produces is light in both color and flavor and is easily blended with other flavors.
The Monroe tree is cold hardy and annually productive. The apples persist on the tree and do not have to be picked all at once to harvest when ripe. The tree is slightly disease resistant but normal disease precautions should be taken normally.
USDA Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: B.9 ~9-11' or 40-45% of Standard, Dwarf
Sun: Full Sun
Bloom Group: 4 Late Mid Season
Ripening Time: Early October
Pollination: RequiredB.9 Rootstock Characteristics