Apple 'Egremont Russet' - Bush (MM106 Rootstock)

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Apple
A popular English russet apple from the Victorian era that has stood the test of time.
Distinct, almost bronzed fruits give Egremont Russet a look that is different from many other varieties and this uniqueness also extends to the amazing flavour. Discerning apple growers are often privileged to be familiar with this apples taste -firm, crispy flesh and a rich nutty flavour makes it an unforgettable eating experience. Complimenting cheese very well, Egremont Russet is often found on the cheese board or hidden in salads amongst the leaves. Although not the juiciest of apples, the juice it does produce is rich, thick and sweet - you just need to use more fruits than normal to produce it. The juice can also be useful for adding sweet almost nutty flavours to ciders. The tree itself is easy to grow, with good disease resistance and is mostly self fertile making it suitable for smaller gardens where there is room for only one tree. With pretty, early flowering blossom this is a reliable variety producing apples to be treasured year on year.
A distinctive apple with an excellent flavour that provides a welcome complex yet delicate taste.

Key Features

Plant Type: Fruit
Hardiness: H6: Hardy - Very Cold Winter (-20C to -15C)
Plant Height & Spread (at maturity): 4-8m
Pot Size: 12 litre
Rootstock: MM106
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Fragrant Flower: Yes
Aromatic Foliage: No
RHS Award of Garden Merit: Yes
RHS Plants for Pollinators: Yes
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Soil Type: Chalky, Clay, Loam, Sandy
Soil Drainage: Moist but Well Drained, Well Drained
Light Exposure: Full Sun
Planting Style: Wall-side Borders Cottage & Informal Garden
Season of Interest: Spring, Autumn
Flowering (from - to): April
Harvesting (Harvesting Period & Instructions): September - October

Plant Care & Advice

Malus domestica (Apple trees) are happiest in an open, sunny site and soil which is not too dry in summer. Egremont Russet flowers early in the season and so is not suitable for frost pockets or cold areas where late frosts may damage its early blossom. Plant with other apple tree varieties to encourage pollination and achieve a larger crop. Dig a hole which is deep and wide enough to fit the entire root system. Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the hole before planting. Choose the best side of the tree to face into the garden and position into the hole, then backfill with soil and firm down.  Keep a 50cm diameter area around the base of the tree free of weeds for at least the first year. Stake the tree whilst it is young to help prevent it from leaning. It's worth protecting the trunk of the tree with a rabbit guard if rabbits regularly visit your garden. Water in after planting and keep well watered throughout the first year. Feed with a suitable fertiliser each spring for the first few years. Prune in early winter by removing any dead branches first, then any branches which are crossing over or rubbing on each other to create an airy, open framework. During summer, trim back new growth by a third to maintain a compact shape.

Delivery and returns

Delivered direct from Frank Matthews who deliver once a week. Orders placed by 12pm Monday will be delivered the same week, usually on a Wednesday or Thursday.