Egremont Russet is a lovely russet apple with green skin and firm, sweet flesh with a nutty flavour. The creamy flesh isn't so much juicy as it is moist with a pleasing firm texture. Ideal for use in salads or with cheese, Apple Egremont Russet is also good for juicing. It has proven to be one of the most popular russet apples.
From Sussex in the 19th century, Apple Egremont Russet has good frost tolerance so is ideal for less favourable areas. Expect high yields of golden-green apples in October when a partner apple tree is provided in pollination groups A, B or C and situated within half a mile. We offer this best selling variety in M27 rootstocks (very dwarf - ideal for growing in pots and tiny gardens) as well as our usual M26 (semi dwarf) and MM106 (semi vigorous).
*Indication of the un-pruned height of this variety of apple tree on different rootstocks in 10 years. Variations will occur due to geography, pruning etc.
Egremont Russet is a group B apple tree and requires a suitable pollination partner within a half mile radius . An apple tree on a MM106 (semi-vigorous) rootstock will require approx. 4.5 metres between trees, whereas one on a M27 (very dwarf) rootstock will require approx. 1.5 metres between trees.
Our pot grown Egremont Russet apple trees can be planted at any time of the year but bare root ones need to be planted between November and March. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole slightly deeper than your root mass and approximately 3x as wide.
To help your tree establish, apply root grow. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting fruit trees using a stake and tie and a rabbit guard. The Apple Tree Planting, Pruning & Care guide has more detailed information and videos on planting apple trees and using staking kits.
If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. Keep an eye on young apple trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.
Pruning young apple trees for the first few years after planting ensures a healthy, goblet-like shape. Your tree should have one central leader and several side shoots. Straight after planting, you can remove the lowest laterals. Prune back other branches by between a third and half their length.
In the following years, remove any shoots growing out of the trunk to maintain a clear stem. Also remove any crossing, diseased or damaged branches. If your tree is looking overcrowded, remove some of the larger branches to open up the canopy. This type of pruning should be carried out between November and March. The Apple Tree guide linked to above provides detailed pruning advice.
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We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket
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Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.
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The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:
Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.
Single Stem tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.
Feathered tree: Branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Multi Stem tree: Two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Clump: Several plants in one pot that give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.
Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.
|Plant Specification||Rootstock||Root type||age fruit||Price||Quantity Qty|
|MM106 (semi-vigorous)||Bare root||2 year old tree / 120-150cm||£25 (VAT Free)||
|M26 (semi-dwarf)||9L pot*||Tree / 100-150cm||£45 (VAT Free)||
|MM106 (semi-vigorous)||12L pot*||2 year old tree / 150-190cm||£55 (VAT Free)||
|M26 (semi-dwarf)||12L pot*||2 year old tree / 120-150cm||£55 (VAT Free)||
|M27 (patio very-dwarf)||12L pot*||2 year old tree / 120-150cm||£55 (VAT Free)||