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

apple 'King Russet'


a dessert cultivar in pollination group 3. A russetted form of 'King of the Pippins' it has an improved eating quality with a good distinct "russet" flavour but isn't as heavy cropping. Season of use is from October to December

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'King Russet'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    apples according to age and training form

  • 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, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

  • microbeDiseases

    May be affected by apple canker, apple scab, powdery mildews and honey fungus