Another newer variety that should grace every home fruit garden and worthy of being included in any all-time list of choice apples. It is a Jonathan -Delicious cross by Dr. Freeman S. Howlett of the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station, Wooster, Ohio. In appearance it is a rugged, shiny red apple. It has size and a fine sugary sweetness tempered with just the right amount of lip-smacking tartness that gives it first rank among hard, crisp-fleshed eating apples. In addition to its beauty and delicious eating qualities, Melrose preserves its fine qualities and crisp, juicy flesh throughout the winter into April and May in our cold storage room. Ripens middle to late October.


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