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Herefordshire Russet

  • Herefordshire Russet
  • Herefordshire Russet
  • Herefordshire Russet
  • Herefordshire Russet
  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

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.

Herefordshire Russet apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

How to grow

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.

Herefordshire Russet characteristics

  • Using

    • Picking season:Late
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping:1-2 months
    • Fruit persistence:Normal ripening
    • Useful for:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Beginner
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Weak growing
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
  • Climate

    • Climate type:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:2000
    • Flower colour:Pink - light
    • Fruit colour:Russet