An Essex apple from the 1800’s, a russet still esteemed by connoisseurs.
Rosemary Russet apple tree – Season:
A variety to enjoy from November to January.
Rosemary Russet – appearance:
This is a conical, medium sized apple of greenish gold, flushed bronze-orange, the whole heavily or partly covered with a golden russet.
Rosemary Russet apple trees – flavour:
Intense, sweet-sharp, sometimes likened to pear-drops.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
A hardy tree of moderate vigour and also has good disease resistance, especially scab.
Rosemary Russet - Pollination: Pollination group ‘B’ so pollinate with varieties in the same or adjacent groups.
Tree sizes for Rosemary Russet:
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.