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Rosemary Russet

Rosemary Russet

Rosemary Russet apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M25 rootstock
    Full size size (4.5m-6m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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Deliveries resume December 2020


History

Rosemary Russet was raised in Middlesex in the early 19th century. Its origins are unknown, although it may have some relation to another older russet variety, Ashmead's Kernel.

Rosemary Russet characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping3 months or more
  • Useful forEating freshJuice
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Fruit colourRusset
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit