Malus domestica 'Egremont Russet'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


photo by Paul Debois, copyright GAP Photos (10076)

Plant details

Russets are highly valued apples, with rough-skinned sweet fruit noted for their nutty flavour and crisp dryish firm flesh. Like all apples, trees are grafted on rootstocks which affect their size and vigour, and may be trained in a number of different shapes. Pruning depends on the tree form and vigour of the rootstock, and should be checked in a handbook. 'Egremont Russet' is perhaps the most important commercial russet, but also a fine garden tree, upright and moderately vigorous, early flowering but hardy enough for Northern gardens. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Malus

Species: domestica

Cultivar: Egremont Russet

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 600cm

Spread: 600cm

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