Black Oxford

Accession

Palermo, ME [Waldo County]

Synonyms

Black Apple (of Maine), Fourth of July Apple, Gates, Oxford Black, Oxford Pearmain, Rock Apple

Origin

Paris (Plantation Number Four), Maine; about 1790

Season

Best December- January

Uses

Storage, All purpose

Distinctive Features

dark purple almost black. Pinkish russet in cavity. Round, very late ripening

Resembles

Arkansas Black, Harmon, Blue Pearmain, Jersey Black, King David

Status of Name

Verified Visually by Experts and DNA confirmed

DNA Information

Tested 2020; confirmed correct; parents are Hunt Russet and Blue Pearmain
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