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Melrose

Melrose

Harvest: 
mid October
Season: 
November to January
Quality: 
coarse, sweet, somewhat acidic
Use: 
cooking, fresh-eating

Melrose is a Jonathon X Red Delicious cross. With rich flavor and coarse, juicy flesh, Melrose is a good fresh-eating apple, especially when left to age a little while after picking. In storage it develops a warm, fruity aroma. It has a touch of Red Delicious sweetness. Melrose is an excellent choice for kitchen use, retaining its shape and flavor in the oven. This is the official state apple variety of Ohio, where it originated.