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Rosemary Russet apple trees

Rosemary Russet
Rosemary Russet has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritRosemary Russet is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
A classic English russet apple, but not as well known as its Victorian contemporaries.

Rosemary Russet apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £25.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
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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
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

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

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Fruit colourRusset
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)