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Egremont Russet Apple tree

Owner: Patrick

Location:  Brunswick, VIC, Australia

Age of this tree:2020 years
Soil:Clay loam 
Climate at this location:Cool temperate
Pruning:Just thinning of spurs and opening to a vase.
Tree form:Cordon
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Biennial cropping (alternate years)
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Chemical treatments
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:Black Spot

Owner's comments

Seems resistant to Black spot, even in this season which is our wettest summer on record.

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Harvest: 3rd week March  15kg / 33lbs
    Best crop for a couple of years. Sweetens a bit off the tree, but not a great keeper
  • 2015

  • 2014

  • 2013

  • 2012

  • 2011

  • 2010

    Very heavy crop, even with heavy thinning of spurs. Will report on harvest.
  • 2009

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