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Apple trees
Rosemary Russet

A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.
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Using


Apple trees
Rosemary Russet
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping3 months or more
Useful forEating fresh
Juice
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Growing


Apple trees
Rosemary Russet
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourAverage vigour
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Rosemary Russet
Disease resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
ScabSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Rosemary Russet
Climate typeTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Rosemary Russet
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Flower colourPink - dark
Fruit colourRusset
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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