Apple - Ard Cairn Russet

Ard Cairn Russet Apple

Malus domestica
A Sweet apple from Ireland said to taste like a banana.

Origin: Ireland 1890

Pollination:  Ard Cairn Russet is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Ard Cairn Russet Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM111 - Vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Ard Cairn Russet

Ard Cairn Russet apple was discovered in by Baylor Hartland of Ard Cairn Nursery, Cork, Ireland c1890. Received RHS Award of Merit 1910.

Medium sized, round apple. Golden russet skin with an orange red flush. Cream coloured, dry flesh. Sweet with almost no acidity. Said to taste like a banana. Vigorous, upright tree.




Main characteristics of Ard Cairn Russet

Use Dessert
Colour Russet
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep
Season of use  Sep-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant

Pollination date  12
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners