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Egremont Russet apple trees

  • Best seller
  • Pick: Late-season (late September)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh 
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Egremont Russet

Egremont Russet is a classic English russet apple from the Victorian era. It remains popular with discerning apple lovers who appreciate its unique flavour and apearance.

Egremont Russet is a medium-sized apple. The flesh seems quite dry and gets drier with keeping - it is moist rather than juicy. Traditionally described as "nutty", the flavour is more delicate than most varieties, and quite sweet. Both the flavour and the soft flesh are reminiscent of a firm pear. Yet Egremont Russet is surprisingly versatile, working well in savoury salads for example, and a popular partner for cheese.

Like many russets, Egremont Russet is a good apple for juicing. The apples are not particularly juicy, so you need plenty of them - but the resulting juice is rich, thick, and very sweet.

Egremont Russet apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock 23.90
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 23.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Egremont Russet

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Bitter pit: Some susceptibility?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Russet
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Egremont Russet

Egremont Russet is in flowering group 2. Egremont Russet is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Egremont Russet apple trees

Egremont Russet is easy to grow, with generally good disease resistance, and a reliable though not spectacular cropper.

It can be grown throughout the UK.

The characteristic russeting does not always appear if the spring weather is not conducive, particularly on young trees. The resulting apples have the flavour and texture of Egremont Russet, but the skin is a smooth golden-green colour. This is less of an issue as the tree gets older.

Historical details

Egremont Russet was discovered in Sussex, England, in 1872.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Egremont Russet'