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Fruit tree comparison - Egremont Russet
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Egremont Russet

Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill?Suitable for beginners
Fertility?Partially self-fertile
Flowering group?2
Pollinating others?Average
Vigour?Average growth
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Spur-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening


Picking season?Late
Use / keeping?1-2 months
Flavour quality?Good
Flavour styleSweeter

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Overall disease resistance?Average


Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colourRusset
Blossom colourWhite
Leaf colourGreen