Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Egremont Russey is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons
Egremont Russet is 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 suggested varieties:
Beauty of Bath
Cox's Orange Pippin