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Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet

Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
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Growing


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
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Using


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Picking seasonMid
CroppingGood
Keeping2-3 weeks
Useful forEating fresh
Juice
Hard cider
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Problems


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Disease resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
ScabVery resistant
MildewSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's 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
Saint Edmund's Russet
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Flower colourWhite
Fruit colourRusset
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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