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Fruit tree comparisons



Apple tree
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 tree
Saint Edmund's Russet
Picking seasonMid
UsesEating fresh
Juice
Hard cider
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
Flavor style (apples)Sweeter
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
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Growing


Apple tree
Saint Edmund's Russet
Gardening skillBeginner
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
Pollination group3
Pollinating othersAverage
PloidyDiploid
VigourSlightly small
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
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Disease resistance


Apple tree
Saint Edmund's Russet
General resistanceGood
CankerSome resistance
ScabVery resistant
MildewSome resistance
Cedar apple rustSome resistance
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Climate


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


Apple tree
Saint Edmund's Russet
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1850 - 1899
Fruit colorRusset
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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