Fall Russet


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Fall Russet
Unusually early for a Russet, the beautiful golden fruits can be enjoyed from mid September. An unusual, old variety.

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An American apple, originally introduced in 1875 but was thought lost to cultivation until re-introduced in the 1950’s.

Fall Russet Apple tree – Season:

Useful for it’s season which is earlier than most russet apples. Pick and eat through September.

Fall Russet Apple - appearance:

Small to medium sized heavily russetted apple. Prolific.

Fall Russet apple trees – flavour:

Intense and cox-like.


Dessert use or juicing.

Cropping & Growth

Medium vigour, prolific. Thin the fruit to increase fruit size.

Fall Russet - Pollination: ‘A’ Pollination group, so use varieties with the same or adjacent pollinating prefixes. Here are some good suggested varieties:

Beauty of Bath

Christmas Pearmain

Crimson Queening

Egremont Russet

Exeter X

Tree sizes for Fall 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 intermediate 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.


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