Melrose is a cross between Red Delicious x Jonathan and a high quality winter keeper introduced by Ohio State University.
The apple is rather unattractive; dark red and looks like a generic apple. However, it has a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavor. Large apples, typically 3-inch+.
Tree is very productive. Pick about 10 days after Delicious. Excellent keeper. Grower-friendly tree. Susceptible to apple scab.