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Merton Russet



An intensely sharp flavoured fine russet apple.

Origin: London UK, 1921

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

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

Characteristics of Merton Russet apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRusset
FlavourAcid drop
Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceMildew - Very susceptible
Canker - Resistant
Scab - Resistant
Suitable forWet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Sturmer Pippin