Black Oxford is an antique American apple that was first discovered as a seedling in Paris, Maine, approximately 1790.
The apple is medium sized, a very dark purplish-red, almost black with a distinctive bluish "bloom" and hard. The flesh is whitish-green, complex, sweet, tart, rich and slightly grassy, with vanilla. It is a favorite here at Cummins Nursery. Will keep all winter. An all-purpose apple, for fresh eating, baking, and cider.
The tree lives to be be more than 100 years old, but can be bienniel. It is very winter hardy and said to be tolerant of insects and disease. Hardy to zone 4.