Princesse apple tree


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Princesse apple tree
A new Russet type with very good quality fruits suitable for use from late September to late November.

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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:


James Grieve


Laxtons Epicure

Herefordshire Russet


Keswick Codlin

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.

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