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Rosemary Russet apple

Last updated 16 Nov 2012.

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Current rating: 5.0 out of 5. Total votes cast: 2
 

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13 Dec 2013 
My most favourite apple I've ever tasted. The flavour is intensely 'appley, acidic (like a good Granny Smith), the texture firm but juicy - what more can you want in an apple! So pleased that my local orchard at Crosslanes Farm, Mapleduram introduced the variety - taken a few years to establish but so worth waiting for. The one shortcoming is the apples are generally quite large and just a little too much for a serving but there's no harm in sharing! Contrary to the name the apple doesn't have the rough associated 'russet' skin. If you haven't tried this gem of an apple make sure you do - it's a 'wow'!


03 Jul 2013 
I bought some of these apples from Unicorn Grocery in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester a couple of years ago. Not sure if it was just that batch or if they are generally that good but they were exceptional. An apple that I would like to see more widely available. I've seen the trees occasionally in orchards belonging to National Trust properties but I think that commercial growers steer away from it because it is not so well known.



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A classic English russet apple from the Victorian era, though not as well known as its contemporaries.

Origins

  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1830s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 2061
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1973-143

Using

  • Uses: Eat fresh
  • Uses: Juice
  • Flavour quality: Very good
  • Flavour style: Pear drop
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more

Growing

  • Cropping: Good
  • Flowering period: Mid season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Vigour: Average growth
  • Gardening skill: Very easy
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
  • General disease resistance: Good

Climate

  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
  • Climate suitability: Tolerates cold winters

Diseases

  • Canker  - Some resistance
  • Scab  - Some resistance

References and further reading about this variety

  • Apples of England (1948)
    Author: Taylor

Rosemary Russet identification photos from official fruit collections

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Latest Spring blossom records for this variety

2013 season

  • 15th May  2013  - tree owned by Jean in Martock, United Kingdom

2009 season

  • May  2009  - tree owned by Andrea in MALDON, United Kingdom

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Latest harvest records for this variety

2013 season

    2009 season

    • 1st week October  2009  - tree owned by Andrea in MALDON, United Kingdom

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