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Egremont Russet Apple Scionwood (Spring 2024)


The best of the russeted apples.

Egremont Russet grows on an upright and productive tree. It is moderately vigorous, a reliable cropper, and scab resistant but somewhat susceptible to fireblight. This tree is partially self-fertile, but a pollenizer should be present for optimal productivity.

Prized as the most delicious of the English russets, this small, round apple is covered in a bronze russet under which an orange flush is often visible. The flesh is greenish yellow and richly flavored. Full flavor will develop in storage, when the flesh will also become drier. Tasters often describe Egremont Russet as "nutty," with a pear-like flavor and texture. This is a great storage apple and it pairs nicely with strong cheeses. Some cider makers have found it useful in blends.

First recorded in 1872, Egremont Russet is thought to have been raised by the Earl of Egremont in Sussex, England. It was granted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993, and it is currently the third most cultivated apple in England and Wales.

Volume Pricing

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Quantity Egremont Russet Apple Scion
1 $12.00
2-5 $7.00
6-10 $6.00
11-99 $5.00
100+ $4.00

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Clean vs. Regular

Our clean scion is harvested from trees grown on G.16, which is extremely sensitive to viruses. These trees would not have survived if the scion contained viruses. Our clean wood has not been lab tested. Regular = may contain one of the common latent viruses; this is not usually a problem and can be used with most rootstocks.

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Egremont Russet grows on an upright and productive tree. It is moderately vigorous, a reliable cropper, and scab resistant but somewhat susceptible to fireblight. This tree is partially self-fertile, but a pollenizer should be present for optimal productivity.

Prized as the most delicious of the English russets, this small, round apple is covered in a bronze russet under which an orange flush is often visible. The flesh is greenish yellow and richly flavored. Full flavor will develop in storage, when the flesh will also become drier. Tasters often describe Egremont Russet as "nutty," with a pear-like flavor and texture. This is a great storage apple and it pairs nicely with strong cheeses. Some cider makers have found it useful in blends.

First recorded in 1872, Egremont Russet is thought to have been raised by the Earl of Egremont in Sussex, England. It was granted the Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society in 1993, and it is currently the third most cultivated apple in England and Wales.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Disease-Resistant, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking
Cider classification: sharp
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: russeted
Flesh color: off-white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Sussex, England
Introduced in: pre-1872
Introduced by:

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: Not yet determined
Ripening date: Sep 29 (approximate, in New York State) + 14 days after McIntosh

Diseases & Pests

Apple Scab: Very Resistant
Fireblight: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 2
Is it self-fertile? Partial
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Egremont Russet Apple. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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Saint-Martin Apple 2024 0
St. Edmund's Russet Apple 2024 0
Splendour Apple 2024 0
Spitzenburg Esopus Apple 2024 0
Spartan Apple 2024 0

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