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Apple (Malus) Herefordshire Russet®
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Herefordshire Russet ®


Parentage: Cox’s Orange Pippin x Golden Delicious

Description: Herefordshire Russet is a modern variety that is the russet with a Cox-like flavour. Fruits are deep golden amber russetted. Exceptional eating quality with a rich, aromatic flavour and a winner in ‘taste testings’ around the country. The tree is well spurred, well shaped and moderately vigorous. The fruit set is heavy with small to medium sized fruit. A genuine resemblance to Cox but much easier to grow, far less troublesome and disease resistant. A very hardy variety that can be grown succesfully in any part of the UK.

History: Bred by Hugh Ermen in 2002 in Kent, England.

Pollination Partners: Apple Bountiful Apple Braeburn Apple Cox Self Fertile Apple Egremont Russet Apple Discovery Apple Ellisons Orange Apple Fiesta Apple Gala

General attributes

Comparatively trouble free Comparatively trouble free
Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district

Uses for this variety

Good Eater Eating
Suitable for juicing Juice

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Picking month Late October Picking month Late October
Stores until January Stores until January