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Saint Edmund's Russet

(Saint Edmund's Pippin)
Saint Edmund's Russet
Saint Edmund's Russet has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritSaint Edmund's Russet is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Saint Edmund's Russet is one of the best English russet apple varieties. It looks superb with its dull matt russet colouring, and tastes great.

 

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Saint Edmund's Russet organic apple trees - graft to order

  • 11-year tree on M9 rootstock 24.95€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • 21-year tree on MM111 rootstock 24.95€
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • 31-year tree on Franc rootstock 24.95€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years)
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Growing and Training

Saint Edmund's Russet is a good garden apple variety, it crops reliably and grows in a wide range of conditions. Like many russet varieties, it has some natural resistance to many of the main apple diseases. It is a good choice for growers in areas of high rainfall.

The only thing to look out for is that it can be a partial tip-bearer - some apples are borne on the ends of shoots rather than the more usual short fruit-bearing spurs. For this reason it is best to keep pruning to a minimum, to avoid accidentally pruning the fruit-bearing tips of shoots.

 


Saint Edmund's Russet characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Picking periodmid-September
  • Picking seasonMid
  • Season of use2-3 weeks
  • CroppingGood
  • Food usesEating freshJuiceHard cider
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabVery resistant
  • CankerSome resistance
  • MildewSome resistance
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1850 - 1899
  • Fruit colourRusset