Fall 2014 / Spring 2015 seasonWe are now taking provisional orders for fall 2014 shipping (warmer zones only) or spring 2015. 
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Egremont Russet apple trees

RHS AGM for Egremont Russet
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

Egremont Russet is a classic English russet apple from the Victorian era. It remains popular with discerning apple lovers who appreciate its unique flavor 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 flavor is more delicate than most varieties, and quite sweet. Both the flavor 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 sweet cider. The apples are not particularly juicy, so you need plenty of them, but the resulting cider is rich, thick, and very sweet.

Order now for fall 2014 (warm zones) or spring 2015.

Egremont Russet apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.11 rootstock  (dwarf)less than 5 in stock $29.00
Full size  (14ft - 20ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - Bud. 118 rootstock  (vigorous) $29.00

Delivery discounts. Prices are for individual trees excluding delivery. There is no minimum quantity but it is cost effective to order in multiples of 4 trees.

Delivery period: Trees are delivered in March and April. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in a warm zone (e.g. Southern California, Alabama etc.) Fall delivery is possible. More details on our spring shipping schedule by state.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Egremont Russet

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Free-spurring?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Bitter pit: Some susceptibility?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Russet
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • USDA Zone 4: Yes
    More winter hardy than many English varieties in North America
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?


Pollination guide for Egremont Russet

Egremont Russet is in flowering group 2. Egremont Russet is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Egremont Russet apple trees

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

It can be grown in most of the cooler zones of the USA. For an English apple variety it is unusually cold-hardy and on a suitable rootstock can be grown in zones 4 and perhaps zone 3.



Historical details

Sussex, England, 1872.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Egremont Russet'




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