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Fruit tree comparison - Saint Edmund's Russet
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Saint Edmund's Russet

Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill?Average
Fertility?Partially self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Average
Vigour?Slightly small
Bearing regularity?Regular
Fruit bearing?Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence?Normal ripening


Picking season?Mid
Use / keeping?2-3 weeks
Flavour quality?Very good
Flavour styleSweeter

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Overall disease resistance?Good


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