Monroe is a late-season apple, medium, round, with red color over a yellow skin. Its tender, cream-colored flesh is more sweet than tart, and moderately juicy. It is a good fresh-eating apple, and it is an especially good cider apple. It stores well.
Discovered: 1910 (released in 1949)
Parentage: Jonathan x Rome Beauty
Harvest: Late Season
Monroe, a cross of Jonathan with Rome Beauty, was developed by Richard Wellington in 1910, and released commercially in 1949. It grows well in parts of New England, especially Vermont, but its popularity peaked in the 1960s. It is named for Monroe County, New York.