Hardiness Zone: 6b
Thanks for your help,
Veachel from North East Ohio
Your tree could be one of several varieties. I would recommend visiting with someone from a local orchard, contacting a local arborist or contacting the nearest county extension agency for more information. They would have the most knowledge in regards to what type of tree you might have. They can tell you the most common varieties grown in your area 100 years ago and advise you if any of those varieties are still available locally. Melrose is one of the most popular apples cultivated in Ohio so you might want to start there. From your description, Fuji, Goldrush and Mutsu varieties also sound like possible contenders. Below are two links for visual resources to antique/heritage apple varieties. Both links contain images and descriptions. Start by narrowing down the "late" producing varieties and then further narrowing your search by apple color.
Finally, here is a link to the Ohio State University Extension Agency and a list of Ohio's favorite apples, descriptions and uses.
Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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