Apple 'Egremont Russet' Malus domestica 'Egremont Russet' (D)

apple 'Egremont Russet'


'Egremont Russet' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 2. Suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. Produces good, regular crops of apples; yellowish-green, up to half flushed brownish-red and covered with russet. Characteristic nutty flavour with a season of use from October to December

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Egremont Russet'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning; spur bearing

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the vigour of the tree

  • insectPests

    Aphids, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples. Very prone to woolly aphid

  • microbeDiseases

    Fruit is resistant to apple scab, but the foliage can be prone to it. Can be affected by powdery mildews, apple canker and honey fungus; susceptible to bitter pit