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Malus domestica Rosemary Russet

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Apple 'Rosemary Russet'

Traditional variety which stores well

A lovely old variety of apple which ripens in late season and will keep for up to three months so that you are never without home grown, tasty fruit through the winter months. Russet skin and a firm flesh with an exceptional flavour are some of the many reasons to choose this old variety which has stood the test of time.

Where?

Happiest in an open, sunny site and soil which is not too dry in summer. Plant with other apples for a larger crop.

How?

Add well rotted manure or garden compost to the soil before planting and stake the tree whilst it is young to help the roots establish. Feed with a suitable fertiliser each spring.

Plant details


In depth plant information

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Plant type Fruit tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring, Autumn
Flowering March - March
Evergreen No
Plant height 200 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 200 cm - 300 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Hazardous No
Attracts bees Yes
Attracts butterflies Yes
Plant height in 5 years 200 cm
Medicinal No
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Patio container, City garden

Additional Information for Fruit, Veg and Bulbs

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Fruiting June - October
Cropping October - October

Typically available

From February to September