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Egremont Russet apple trees

Egremont Russet has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritEgremont Russet is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
Egremont Russet is the most popular English russet variety, and a good apple tree for the garden.
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Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £59.00
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  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £55.00
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  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £55.00
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  • PG4Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £60.00< 5 in stock
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

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  • BR92-year (1.75m) bare-root tree M25 rootstock £46.95
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from week commencing 22nd April where these items are showing as in stock.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Egremont Russet is a classic English russet apple from the Victorian era. It remains popular with discerning apple lovers who appreciate its unique flavour and apearance.

Egremont Russet is a medium-sized apple. The flesh seems quite dry and gets drier with keeping - it is moist rather than juicy. Traditionally described as "nutty", the flavour is more delicate than most varieties, and quite sweet. Both the flavour and the soft flesh are reminiscent of a firm pear. Yet Egremont Russet is surprisingly versatile, working well in savoury salads for example, and a popular partner for cheese.

Like many russets, Egremont Russet is a good apple for juicing. The apples are not particularly juicy, so you need plenty of them - but the resulting juice is rich, thick, and very sweet.

How to grow

Egremont Russet is easy to grow, with generally good disease resistance, and a reliable though not spectacular cropper.

It can be grown throughout the UK.

The characteristic russeting does not always appear if the spring weather is not conducive, particularly on young trees. The resulting apples have the flavour and texture of Egremont Russet, but the skin is a smooth golden-green colour. This is less of an issue as the tree gets older.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Egremont Russet was discovered in Sussex, England, in 1872.

Egremont Russet characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Blossom colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRusset
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)