Egremont Russet Apple Trees
The Egremont Russet Apple Tree is a very hardy self-fertile tree producing eating apple fruit with a delicious nutty flavour.
|Approx height when sent||
1.2 – 1.5 metres
|Ultimate height and spread||
4 metres x 3 metres
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Full Sun, Semi-shade
Russet apples are a lovely brown shape. A small to medium-sized deciduous tree with showy flowers in spring often with good autumn foliage. The tree is very hardy with a vigorous growth and can be grown in colder, higher rainfall and even windy areas of Britain.
It produces good regular crops of apples flushed brownish-red and russet covered. Creamy yellow flesh, sweet and firm with a distinctive nutty flavor from October to December. Although self fertile it will produce more fruit if it has a chance to cross-pollinate.
They keep well over the winter in a cool dry place.
Egremont Russet holds an RHS award of Garden Merit.
Symbolism Apple, domestica
The apple has very similar associations with the quince. From Adam and Eve to the present day the apple has long been a symbol of love and romance, together with peace and happiness. In some legends, apples were the food of the gods and in the Celtic tradition apples were said to grow in Paradise.