A modern russet variety, and probably one of the best-flavored russet apples available.
Promoted with some justification as a russet with the flavor of Cox's Orange Pippin, Herefordshire Russet has a very good aromatic flavor, quite different from the nutty flavor usually associated with russet varieties.
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Herefordshire Russet is quite easy to grow, and shares many of the horticultural characteristics of its sibling Fiesta (also the offspring of Cox's Orange Pippin and Idared).
Herefordshire Russet was developed by the English apple breeder Hugh Ermen, and released in 2002. It is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious.