Apple - Egremont Russet

Egremont Russet Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Egremont Russet Apple Trees for sale - order online

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
M27 - Very dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M27 - Very dwarfing   2 years Mini Cordon
(was £26.5)
M27 - Very dwarfing   2 years Step-over
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M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon
(was £26.5)
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Cordon
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Bush
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Fan Trained
(was £48.5)
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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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.

Main characteristics of Egremont Russet

Use Dessert
Colour Russet
Flavour Nutty
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Sep/Early Oct
Season of use  Oct-Dec

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Scab: Very resistant
Suitable for Hardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Wet Regions

Pollination date  7
Pollination group  B
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Progeny  Nuvar® Home Farm