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Egremont Russet



The best know and most popular of the russet apples. Very distinctive rich nutty flavour.

Origin: England, 1872

Pollination: Egremont Russet is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator.  Pollination partners

Egremont Russet apple trees for sale

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenM27Very dwarfing £23.50
MaidenM9Dwarfing £23.50
MaidenM26Semi-dwarfing £23.50
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
U-cordonM26Semi-dwarfing £55.00
Espalier (2 Tier)MM106Semi-vigorous £69.50
Fan TrainedMM106Semi-vigorous £69.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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History and description of Egremont Russet

Origins are not known but thought to be English. The name suggests that it may have been one of the varieties raised on the estate of Lord Egremont, Petworth, Sussex which was renowned for fruit in the early 1800's. But there are no records to this effect. First recorded by the nurseryman J Scott of Merriott, Somerset, UK 1872. It has been grown commercially on a small scale in the UK, particularly as the result of recent interest in traditional varieties. A very popular garden variety.

Medium, flat-round fruit. Greenish yellow skin ripening to golden yellow covered with a fine ochre russet. Cream coloured flesh. Firm and crisp but quite dry in texture. Very sweet with a distinctive rich nutty flavour.

Relatively compact tree. Very free sprurring and therefore very suitable for cordon and espalier training. Very disease resistant. Partially self-fertile and heavy cropping.

Characteristics of Egremont Russet apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRusset
FlavourNutty
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Sep/Early Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceMildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Scab - Very resistant
Suitable forHardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Pollination date7
Pollination groupB
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ProgenyNuvar® Home Farm