Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
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 to go with Egremont Russet:
Beauty of Bath