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Herefordshire Russet apple

Last updated 01 May 2015.

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Current rating: 4.4 out of 5. Total votes cast: 8

Visitor comments

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31 Aug 2016 
I grafted a piece onto a Bramley and it is always full of fruit and grows very strongly,superb apples.

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


  • 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


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


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


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

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Herefordshire Russet identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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Herefordshire Russet identification photos from website visitors

Herefordshire Russet
Herefordshire Russet

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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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United Kingdom

Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2014 season

  • 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

  • 1st June  2013  - tree owned by Hilary in HOLSWORTHY, United Kingdom
  • 27th May  2013  - tree owned by Steve in STEEPLE CLAYDON, United Kingdom

2012 season

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

2011 season

  • 17th April  2011  - tree owned by Simon in SWANAGE, United Kingdom
  • 17th April  2011  - tree owned by James in MELBOURNE, United Kingdom

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Where to buy trees

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