Red Duchess Apple begin as a yellow color and matures to an overall red color. The fruit is firm with a white flesh and is tart. Red Duchess Apple likes to be planted in full sun. It will grow 20' tall and just as wide.
Red Duchess Apple ripens earlier than other varieties. It produces apples in to late summer. Red Duchess Apple needs a cross pollinator. It will cross with Honeycrisp, Gala, Prairie Magic, or Liberty. Fruit trees attract wildlife, birds, and bees. Red Duchess apples are good for fresh eating, making jams, jellies, sauces, and pies. Prairie Magic Apple also stores well. Red Duchess Apple can also be planted in a cottage garden.