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Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees

RHS AGM for Saint Edmund's Russet
  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing | Cider 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Saint Edmund's Russet (sometimes known as St. Edmund's Pippin) is one of the best English russet apple varieties. It looks superb with its dull matt russet coloring, and tastes great.

The flavor is perhaps richer than its better-known compatriot Egremont Russet, and noticeably juicier.

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

Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Small  (6ft - 9ft after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - G.41 rootstock  (dwarf) $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 Saint Edmund's Russet

    Growing

  • Gardening skill: Easy?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Slightly small?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Attractive fruit
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Mildew: Some resistance?
  • Cedar apple rust: Some resistance?

    Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Very good?
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Good for hard cider
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

    Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colour: Russet
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
    1993
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?

    Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • USDA Zone 4: No
  • USDA Zone 5: Yes
  • USDA Zone 6: Yes
  • USDA Zone 7: Yes
  • Cold hardiness: -20F / -29C?


Pollination guide for Saint Edmund's Russet

Saint Edmund's Russet is in flowering group 3. Saint Edmund's Russet is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Saint Edmund's Russet apple trees

Saint Edmund's Russet is a good backyard apple variety, it crops reliably and grows in a wide range of conditions. Like many russet varieties, it has some natural resistance to many of the main apple diseases, including cedar apple rust.

The only thing to look out for is that it can be a partial tip-bearer - some apples are borne on the ends of shoots rather than the more usual short fruit-bearing spurs. For this reason it is best to keep pruning to a minimum, to avoid accidentally pruning the fruit-bearing tips of shoots.

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Historical details

Raised by Mr Harvey of the town of Bury St. Edmunds, in the county of Suffolk, England, in 1875.


Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Saint Edmund's Russet'




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