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Russet apple trees

These apples share some common characteristics - notably the attractive russet colouring, a sweeter flavour, and flesh which is firm rather than crunchy.

Herefordshire Russet apple tree
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Herefordshire Russet is a modern russet apple variety, with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour.
Ashmead's Kernel apple tree
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A versatile English 17th century russet apple, Ashmead's Kernel is noted for its distinctive pear-like flavour.
Egremont Russet apple tree
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Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
Norfolk Royal Russet apple tree
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A russeted form of Norfolk Royal, very attractive, and a good flavour.



More about Russet apple trees

Although not usually grown commercially, russet apples with their sandpaper-like skin are popular amongst gardeners and home orchardists. There are several different varieties, and whilst they are not necessarily related to each other, they tend to share some common characteristics - notably the attractive russet colouring, a sweeter flavour, and flesh which is firm rather than crunchy.