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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 £25.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £25.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now for delivery from early September 2021 for pot grown trees (or late November / early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.

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

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates

Using

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshJuice
  • Flavour style (apples)Sweeter

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome resistance
  • CankerSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1800 - 1849
    • Fruit colourRusset
    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit