This Egremont Russet tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting
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 miniature 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 suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Beauty of Bath