Redfield is a unusual cross of Wolf River x Malus pumila "Niedzwetzkyana", produced by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY, 1938.
Produces a medium to large fruit with dark red, glossy skin. Flesh is blood red, producing a red juice. Very tart, aromatic and astringent, not recommended for fresh eating, although a couple may disagree. Produces an exceptional jelly, blood red cider, or vinegar. Makes a unique pie as well, but it is most commonly used in production of a beautiful, bittersweet, dry, blush cider.
The tree is uniquely red as well - wood is red, leaves are bronze, blossoms are large and pink. Ripens in October in upstate New York. Resistant to most diseases, hardy to zones 3 and 4.