Roxtar (Rock Star cv.)
Wow, what an exciting apple for us to find!
Roxtar is brand-spankin’ new in the apple world. Other than our original seedling, which is around twenty-five years old, the first generation trees have grown apples for only three years.
Roxtar is solid as a rock, has what we call a star shape, and derives its name in part from the spirit of Blaxtayman, a strain of the Stayman apple that, like our Doc and Scarlet O’Haralson apple varieties, is so dark red they call it black (Blaxtayman is a morph for Black Stayman and was the 201st apple to receive a plant patent. Now there are more than 11,000!). We’ve named Roxtar with the “x” spelling because we have felt for a long time that the “x” spelling of Blaxtayman made it one of the apple kingdom’s best names ever. Now Roxtar is, too.
Visually, Roxtar just makes you want to take a bite. It’s strong, built, and seems to be bursting at the seams with its irregular five-sided construction. It has an awesome-looking bottom end with a deep cavern and powerful rim, a barrel-to-blocky body, and big, broad shoulders.
To go with those serious attraction factors, this star has flavor in the broad appeal zone. Nice and melodious. You’ll be hearing more from Roxtar!