Summer Rambo

Summer Rambo

  • Bloom:  Early-Season (triploid- therefore will not pollinate other apple trees)
  • USDA Zone:  4
  • Fruit Storage: Not Recommended
  • Backyard Spacing: 12-15 ft.
  • Ripen:  Early Season
  • Uses:  Fresh eating (mildly tart / large apple), dessert, cooking, Cider making

The Summer Rambo is French in origin and, like the Rambo, was introduced to North America in colonial times. In North America, the apple was first called Summer Rambour and Rambour Franc. The name of the apple evolved from Summer Rambour to Summer Rambo sometime before the 1850s. It has a squat shape, and its skin is greenish-yellow flushed or blushed with red. A crisp, mildly tart flavor. The fruit is juicy and possesses a fine flavor, making it a preferred variety for summer sauce. Fruit size is large. It still is popular at pick-your-own orchards, farmers markets, and roadside stands.