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Rosemary Russet apple trees

Rosemary Russet

Rosemary Russet apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £19.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

History

Rosemary Russet was raised in Middlesex in the early 19th century. Its origins are unknown, although it may have some relation to another older russet variety, Ashmead's Kernel.

Rosemary Russet characteristics

Using

  • CroppingGood
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter
  • Food usesEating freshJuice

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourAverage vigour
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Organic cultureSuitable

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • CankerSome resistance
  • ScabSome resistance

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Flower colourPink - dark
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourRusset
  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit