Malus Domestica Eggremont Russet


Malus Domestica Eggremont Russet, Orchard Apple. The best of the russet apples. A deciduous mid-season desert apple with a fine textured juicy, sweet nutty flavour. Russeting on apples is a particular type of skin, slightly rough, usually with a greenish-brown to yellowish-brown colour.



Plant in moist fertile well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.


Pollination The flowers are produced early in the season, so you may not be able to rely on your neighbour's trees to pollinate it.


General Fruit Tree & Fruit Planting and care

  • Water the Fruit or Fruit tree thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If planting the Fruit or Fruit Tree in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base Adding a bucketful of planting compost
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot
  • If using a stake position the Fruit Tree against the stake if one stake is used or in the middle if two are being used.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in well.
  • Secure to the stake or stakes using one or two rubber adjustable straps.
  • Water the Fruit thoroughly, then again at least once a week during the first growing season.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.