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Herefordshire Russet apple trees

  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

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.

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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 £42.00
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
  • PG2Premium cordon 12L pot-grown tree M9 rootstock £43.50
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £39.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG42-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £39.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG5Premium half-standard 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £44.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • PG6Espalier 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £59.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • PG7Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £59.50
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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Bare-root

  • BR12-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £29.95
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £19.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)

How to grow

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).

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Herefordshire Russet was developed by the English apple breeder Hugh Ermen, and released in 2002. It is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and Golden Delicious.

Herefordshire Russet characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Discoloration of fruitOxidising

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourWeak growing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin2000
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourRusset