I see that Black Oxford is sold by Century Farms in NC and is mentioned in at least one book as being able to grow well in Virginia.
What other popular northeast apples might do well into the mid atlantic region or upper south? Not interested in cider apples. Mostly growing for fresh eating and cooking. Not too concerned about diseases as I spray regularly.
I have a Black Oxford in a pot…after having lost one from Fedco and one from Cummins I think. So, jury is out if Black Oxford is going to do it’s thing in Kentucky. (Similar to VA…though overall maybe a bit colder).
What do you attribute the demise of yours to?
Roxbury Russet, Pome Grise, Blue Pearmaine are a few I know of.
I think Voles did in the little plant from Fedco on B-118. Not really a clue on the demise of the other.
But, could also be the variety isn’t good in hotter areas?
MonArk - great for fresh eating, cooking, drying. Ripens mid-July here on the KY/TN line, but will keep 6-8 weeks in the fridge before going mealy.
I have been really happy with my Monark apple. It is a great early apple and like you said it does hold up well for up to couple of months. They are very nice looking apples.