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Herefordshire Russet apple

Last updated 08 May 2011.

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Current rating: 4.7 out of 5. Total votes cast: 6
 

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15 Sep 2013 
My tree is now 5 years old and is becoming a prolific cropper. The skin on these apples doesn't seep to be as tough as the Egremont Russet.


19 Aug 2013 
Have grown this variety for 5 years on M9 and found it to be a very weak grower. Kidds Orange Red on M27 was previously on the same site and that proved to have ample vigour.


16 Sep 2012 
Bumper crop from 5 year old tree in 2012 when other varietals failed to do well. This is a beautifully flavoured apple with definite Cox overtones


28 Jul 2009 
Have had this for two years from a maiden. It is highly susepatable to greenfly and the likes, resulting in a deformed tree. I will persevere with it for one more season and if there is no improvement, it will have to go.


21 Oct 2008 
exquisite flavour rather like pitmaston pineapple in my colleagues opinion looking forward to more next year


08 Oct 2008 
Cannot find a stockist of russett apples anywhere in my area can you help



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A modern russet with an excellent strong Cox-like flavour, could displace Egremont Russet

Herefordshire Russet phototape

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Unknown
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 2000
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1164
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession number: 1994-017

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Sweeter
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 1-2 months

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Weak growing
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • General disease resistance: Average

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

Relationships to other varieties

Parents and other ancestors of this variety:

See also:

Herefordshire Russet identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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UK National Fruit Collection

Herefordshire Russet identification photos from website visitors


Herefordshire Russet
Herefordshire Russet

Copyright: S. Watt

Herefordshire Russet
Herefordshire Russet


Fruit tree register

Do you have a tree of this variety in your garden or orchard? If so please register the details here and contribute to our international register of fruit trees.

The following Herefordshire Russet trees have been registered - click the name to view more details of each tree.

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 13th May  2014  - tree owned by stanwatt2008@hotmail.co.uk in GARDENSTOWN, United Kingdom
  • 2nd May  2014  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Steve in STEEPLE CLAYDON, United Kingdom
  • 1st May  2014  - tree owned by Ian in TEWKESBURY, United Kingdom

2013 season

  • 2nd June  2013  - tree owned by stanwatt2008@hotmail.co.uk in GARDENSTOWN, United Kingdom
  • 1st June  2013  - tree owned by Hilary in HOLSWORTHY, United Kingdom
  • 27th May  2013  - tree owned by Steve in STEEPLE CLAYDON, United Kingdom
  • 12th May  2013  - tree owned by Paul in SOUTHPORT, United Kingdom

2012 season

  • 29th March  2012  - tree owned by Bob in NOTTINGHAM, United Kingdom

2011 season

  • 7th May  2011  - tree owned by stanwatt2008@hotmail.co.uk in GARDENSTOWN, United Kingdom
  • 17th April  2011  - tree owned by Simon in SWANAGE, United Kingdom
  • 17th April  2011  - tree owned by James in MELBOURNE, United Kingdom

2010 season

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