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
Late Sep/Early Oct
Season of use
Mildew - Resistant Canker - Resistant Scab - Very resistant