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
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.