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Egremont Russet Apple tree

Owner: N.

Location:  Cambridge, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, United Kingdom

Age:Planted in about
Rootstock:Supposedly M26 but believed to be MM106
Soil:Shallow sandy-gravelly loam 
Climate at this location:Warm, dry, windy - but tree planted with roots in shade of a wall, to improve moisture
Pruning:Yes
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Heavy crops
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Un-treated
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:None

Owner's comments

Only partially russeted in my climate. Predominantly smooth yellow-orange skin with russeting only on the top of the fruit, plus occasional small russet dots and occasional russet patches on the sides. Upright growth. Good resistance to pests. Good resistance to diseases.

Season records for this tree

  • 2010

    Spring blossom: 28 April
  • 2009

    Spring blossom: 18 April

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