Apple | Matakana Golden Russet | Northern Spy rootstock


Small single rod

Rootstock            Northern Spy
Canopy Size       30sqm
Preferences       This is an old rootstock
                                  that does best on heavy clays.
                                  It can handle heavy wet soils
                                  as well.
Description        It is possible to keep trees on
                                  this rootstock to 3m if you
                                  are a very skilled pruner.
                                  They can grow to 6m, but not
                                  too difficult to keep them to 4-5m.

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Golden russet skin with red blush on sunny side, round, flattish, yellow flesh, very rich aromatic flavour, sweet, soft, excellent with cheese.

Ripe February, March but store well and taste better with keeping. Golden Russets were very common in all of the old orchards.

They are precocious bearers, reliable heavy croppers and are very special apples.

From the Matakana area and very probably from the original Mathew Bros nursery in the area.