Spring 2014 - pot-grown fruit treesPot-grown fruit trees are now available, and can be planted out over Easter and throughout April and May. 

Herefordshire Russet apple trees

  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

A modern russet variety, and probably one of the best-flavoured russet apples available.

Promoted with some justification as a russet with the flavour of Cox's Orange Pippin, Herefordshire Russet has a very good aromatic flavour, quite different from the nutty flavour usually associated with russet varieties.

Order now for delivery week commencing 28th April 2014.

Herefordshire Russet apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2013 - April 2014)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M27 rootstock £29.45
Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock patio-trained £29.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock £28.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £28.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard premium - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £34.95 Sold outalert me

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries Dec 2013 -March 2014)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M27 rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M9 rootstock £18.45 Sold outalert me
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M9 rootstock £25.95 Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock £18.45 Sold outalert me
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £25.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £18.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £25.95 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.95 Sold outalert me
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock £18.95 Sold outalert me
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) Standard 1.75m - bare-root - M25 rootstock £26.45 Sold outalert me

Pot-grown cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2013 - April 2014)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon premium - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £27.95

Bare-root cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries Dec 2013 -March 2014)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon - bare-root - M9 rootstock £22.95 Sold outalert me

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2013 - April 2014)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan 4-arm -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £49.00 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £49.00 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Herefordshire Russet

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Late?
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 2000
  • Fruit colour: Russet
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?


Pollination guide for Herefordshire Russet

Herefordshire Russet is in flowering group 3. Herefordshire Russet is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Herefordshire Russet apple trees

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).



Historical details

Kent, UK, 2002. Herefordshire Russet is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Idared.


Botanical name

Malus domestica Herefordshire Russet


Related variety collections

Russet apple trees, Fruit trees for growing in containers and pots



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