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Ard Cairn Russet

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.  Pollination partners

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

Characteristics of Ard Cairn Russet apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep
Season of useSep-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Pollination date12
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners