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Horsham Russet



An intensly flavoured sweet-sharp russet apple.

Origin: Norfolk UK, 1790

Pollination: Horsham Russet is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Horsham Russet apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Horsham Russet tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Horsham Russet tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Horsham Russet tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Horsham Russet tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Horsham Russet tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Horsham Russet

Raised in about 1790 by Mrs Goose, of Horsham Street, St Faiths, near Norwich from a Nonpareil seedling. A late dessert apple almost completely covered with a cinnamon russet over a red cheek. Has the rich, sweet-sharp flavour of the Nonpareil.

Characteristics of Horsham Russet apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRusset
FlavourRich
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
Cropping
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date8
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners