apple 'Egremont Russet'

M27 11.5lt (bush) £69.99
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Buy apple 'Egremont Russet' apple: A well established (and popular) apple

This plant is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Ultimate size on M27 rootstock: 1.8 x 1.8m (6 x 6ft)
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: this apple belongs to pollination group 2 (flowering mid-season)

    Suitable for growing in a pot, you will be able to squeeze one of these apple trees into even the smallest gardens - and then you will be able to enjoy harvesting your very-own, home-grown fruits! Noted for its crisp, creamy yellow flesh that has a subtle, nutty flavour, this russet has stood the test of time, and remained popular since it was discovered in Sussex in the 18th century. The apples will be ready to harvest in late September or October.

  • Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches. Summer prune in August by shortening any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.

  • Pollination Information: This apple belongs to pollination group 2, so you will need to plant one other different variety of apple to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally this should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use one from group 1 or 3 as well.

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