Today we are exploring the colorful and diverse flower section of Russo’s with Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. When asked what is the first thing he notices in this section, Tony notes “I see color!” Hydrangeas have become more popular over the past few years, and we have lovely miniature and antique varieties. You can make a special statement with just a few of the open-cut calla lily, and the multicolored Asiatic and Oriental varieties have strong and varied fragrances. The Eryngium flower has a strong scent to it and there are also many beautiful rose varieties.
Our delicious, pasteurized apple cider is Massachusetts-produced and comes from Box Mill Farm in Stow, MA. "We've been buying apples and cider from them since the 1940s!" says to Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts.
“All the apples seen here are grown in Vermont, or New Hampshire, and mostly Massachusetts,” says Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. The Mutsu apples are a favorite from family growers in Sterling MA and Newfane VT. We have a wide selection of organic apples as well!
Waxflowers, also known as Chamelaucium, are a simple and pretty way to decorate. Scratch the stem with your thumb to reveal the most lovely scent!
Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts, tell us that Kiwis “were introduced by growers in New Zealand and are now grown all over the world!” Cactus pears were introduced from the Mediterranean. They come in many colors, and these are a vibrant red inside.
At Russo’s, we always have longans, a fruit that is particularly popular among the southeast Asian community. “It’s a grape texture and inside you’ll find a bigger seed,” describes Tony Russo from Russo’s in Watertown, Massachusetts. Just eat the delicious fruit around the seed. Longans are in season from July to early September.