Egremont Russet Apple

Apple

Description: Egremont Russet is a good quality, mid-season apple. It's the most important commercial russet in the UK at this present time and can be found in mostly any supermarket. The flesh is cream, tinged yellow, sweet and firm with a distinctive rich, nutty flavour. It's skin is greenish-yellow, then golden flushed orange-red with large pale lenticels.

History: It's origins are obscure, but said to be from the estate of Lord Egremont in Petworth in Sussex, UK. Scott's of Merriott, Somerset first recorded it in 1872 and it was presented at the National Apple Congress in 1883.

Pollination Partners: Apple Annie Elizabeth Apple Bountiful Apple Charles Ross Apple Christmas Pippin Apple Fiesta Apple James Grieve Apple Laxton's Superb Apple Lord Lambourne

Attributes

  • Storing: December
  • Pollination group: Pollination group 2
  • Picking month: October
  • Uses: Eating
  • J Suitable for juicing
  • Any UK district

Discover these similar varieties…

Catshead

Apple

Large angular fruit, green-pale yellow cooking apple with perfumed flavour. Cooks to a sharp, firm puree.

Full Details

Crispin

Apple

Greenish yellow fruits, crisp and sweet, juicy flesh similar to Golden Delicious but with a courser texture.

Full Details

James Grieve

Apple

Red flush stripes over pale green. Excellent flavour and reliable cropper – deservedly popular as an eater and cooker.

Full Details

Granny Smith

Apple

Bright green and juicy but with no strong taste. Needs a long hot summer to perform well. Keeps well into April.

Full Details

Follow us on Instagram