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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

Attributes

  • Pollination group: Pollination group 3
  • Picking month: October
  • Storing: January
  • Uses: Eating
  • J Suitable for juicing
  • Relatively trouble-free
  • Any UK district

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