Egremont Russet Apple Tree (Dessert) fruits have a crisp, nutty but sweet flavour. The flesh is creamy with a firm texture and rather more moist than juicy. The skin of the apple has large patches of russet, giving it an interesting textured feel. This is the very popular russet variety found in green grocers and supermarkets.
Use Egremont Russet Apples in salads or serve with cheese. They hold their shape when cooked and make wonderful baked apples spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with honey.
Malus domestica 'Egremont Russet' comes from Sussex in the 19th century and holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. It enjoys fertile and well-drained soil and is also frost tolerant, making it suitable for less favourable areas. To guarantee cross pollination, plant in a sunny, open site with another tree from the same or adjacent flowering group. The luscious fruits are ready for harvesting in late September and October.
We offer the Egremont Russet Apple Tree as a rootstock MM106, semi-dwarfing, which is tolerant of a range of soils including grassed orchards and poor soils. This is the most widely used rootstock. Plant with a spacing of 4.5m between the rows for best results. The plant will start fruiting after 3 to 4 years from a seedling. When left unpruned it will reach heights of 4-5m in a 10 year period.
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