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Herefordshire Russet apple


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


Herefordshire Russet identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Herefordshire Russet identification photos from website visitors

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Visitor reviews

  • 31 Aug 2016  Ray,  EAST SUSSEX, United Kingdom
    I grafted a piece onto a Bramley and it is always full of fruit and grows very strongly,superb apples.
  • 15 Sep 2013  James,  DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom
    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  John Kersey,  HERTS., United Kingdom
    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  Bob Slee,  SURREY, United Kingdom
    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  Dick Dunkley,  ELY, CAMBS, United Kingdom
    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  deadbird,  EPSOM SURREY, United Kingdom
    exquisite flavour rather like pitmaston pineapple in my colleagues opinion looking forward to more next year
  • 08 Oct 2008  Linda Gwinnett,  ASPULL NR WIGAN LANCASHIRE ENGLAND, United Kingdom
    Cannot find a stockist of russett apples anywhere in my area can you help

Tree register

United Kingdom

Spring blossom records for this variety

2018 season

  • 8th May  2018  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 27th April  2018  - tree owned by Paul in Southport, United Kingdom
  • 23rd April  2018  - tree owned by deadbird in , United Kingdom

2017 season

  • 29th April  2017  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 13th May  2016  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 8th May  2016  - tree owned by Paul in Southport, United Kingdom
  • May  2016  - tree owned by deadbird in , United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 11th May  2015  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom
  • 6th May  2015  - tree owned by Paul in Southport, United Kingdom

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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Harvest records for this variety

2018 season

  • 2nd week September  2018  - tree owned by Andy in Helston, United Kingdom

2017 season

  • 3rd week October  2017  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2016 season

  • 2nd week October  2016  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

2015 season

  • 2nd week October  2015  - tree owned by Bill in Smeeton Westerby, United Kingdom

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: Cox x Idared
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 2000
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1164
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 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

Parents and other ancestors of this variety


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Where to buy trees

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