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Apple trees
Egremont Russet

Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
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Growing


Apple trees
Egremont Russet
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group2
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingFree-spurring
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Using


Apple trees
Egremont Russet
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping1-2 months
Useful forEating fresh
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Problems


Apple trees
Egremont Russet
Disease resistanceAverage
ScabVery resistant
FireblightSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
Egremont Russet
Climate typeTemperate climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Egremont Russet
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Flower colourWhite
Fruit colourRusset
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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