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Egremont Russet Desert Apple


Taste Sweet and dry

Skin Texture Thin and dry

Flesh White/yellow, crisp, a definite nutty taste 

Apple size Medium


Flower period Early

Vigour Medium

Crop Yield High

Eating time October to December

Tree Shape Upright

Picture of apple variety 'Egremont Russet'

A traditional apple with nutty taste. The flowers are produced early in the season, so you may not be able to rely on your neighbour's trees to pollinate it. 

The best of the russet apples, although it is liable to diseases such as bitter pit, mildew and scab. Best avoided by those who want an easy-care tree.