A ‘new’ Ruisset apple from France, introeduced in the 1990’s. It has been hailed as an improvement over Egremont Russet but has never really achieved popularity.
Princesse Apple tree – Season:
Late September to late November.
Princesse - appearance:
Medium, flattened-circular, heavily russetted in golden brown. Better quality than Egremont.
Princesse apple trees – flavour:
Deep cream flesh, fairly savoury flavour.
Mostly used for dessert but can be considered dual purpose – good for flans and pastry work.
Cropping & Growth
Medium vigour, reliable.
Newton Wonder - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Tree sizes for Princesse 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 intermiate 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.