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Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet

Not as well known as other russets, St. Edmund's Russet is nevertheless one of the best.
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Using


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Picking season Mid
Uses Eating fresh
Juice
Hard cider
Cropping Good
Keeping (of fruit) 2-3 weeks
Flavour quality Very good
Flavour style (apples) Sweeter
Discoloring Oxidising
Fruit persistence Normal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Gardening skill Easy
Self-fertility Partially self-fertile
Pollination group 3
Pollinating others Average
Ploidy Diploid
Vigour Slightly small
Bearing regularity Regular
Fruit bearing Partial tip-bearer
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Problems


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Disease resistance Good
Canker Some resistance
Scab Very resistant
Mildew Some resistance
Cedar apple rust Some resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Cold hardiness (USDA) (5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperatures Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Saint Edmund's Russet
Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1850 - 1899
Fruit colour Russet
Awards RHS Award of Garden Merit
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