Simply the quintessential russet apple. Despite it’s name, probably not Cumbrian, recorded from Somerset in the 1870’s. Remains the most popular and satisfactory garden russet apple.
Egremont Russet Apple tree – Season:
Suitable for picking late September and usually keeps through November or December.
Egremont Apple - appearance:
Small to medium sized flattened circular apple, pale green mostly covered in dense golden brown russet. Occasional bronze flush.
Egremont apple trees – flavour:
Cream flesh distinctively crumbly/firm texture, fairly dry. Savoury, nutty ‘green’ taste.
A dessert apple also useful for slicing and adding to salads or gardnishes.
Cropping & Growth
An upright, easily managed tree; good disease resistance and hardy. Good for the North. Suits all growing methods.
Egremont Russet - Pollination: ‘A’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some good varieties for pollination Egremont Russet:
Beauty of Bath
Cox's Orange Pippin
Tree sizes for Egremont Russet apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.