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Egremont Russet Apple Tree Fruit Trees

Egremont Russet Apple Tree Dwarfing Rootstock

Malus domestica

SKU: FRU0241

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The Highlights

    • Unique, soft, dry flesh with a nutty taste
    • The apple for your cheeseboard, also brilliant in salads
    • Truly beautiful, russeted golden skin with flecks of yellow
    • RHS Award-Winning (and Roots Co-founder Ian's favourite apple!)
    • M26 Rootstock - Max size H3m x W3m Rootstocks restrict the size of a tree to make it more suited for an average gardenMORE
    • Self-fertile - Pollination Group 2 Does not require pollination by another apple tree, but that may improve yields. They need to flower at the same time. Apples in the same pollination group, or one on either side, can pollinate each other. In built-up areas it is unlikely that there won't be a suitable pollination partner within a mileMORE
    • Midseason harvest - Sept-Oct. Keeps well
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single-use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better-shaped tree. This can stop the tree from becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

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Supplied as:

9L Eco Pot
This tree is supplied in a 9L Eco Pot, which is approx W15 x H30cm. Eco Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.
Bare Root
Our bare root trees are lifted fresh from the field, wrapped in a moisture retentive covering and packed straight away. You can be sure they will be fresh when they arrive. In winter, you can store for several weeks if kept in a cool, dark spot. Later in spring, when the temperature rises, you will want to plant within a few days of arrival.

Height on arrival:

130-150cm inc. pot
130-150cm inc. roots

Eventual height:

3m
3m

Eventual spread:

3m
This variety is available on dwarfing rootstocks, the eventual spread of this tree will be between 3 and 4 metersMORE

Tasting notes:

Dry, soft flesh with a nutty flavour

Time to first crop:

1 year
You may see your first apples the first year after planting, but don't expect substantial crops until the 3/4th year. Some advise thinning the fruit in the first few years so that the tree can concentrate its energy on establishing strong roots and growing.
1 year
You may see your first apples the first year after planting, but don't expect substantial crops until the 3/4th year. Some advise thinning the fruit in the first few years so that the tree can concentrate its energy on establishing strong roots and growing.

Flower colour:

Pink

Habit:

Bushy

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Doesn't require any protection from frost

Self fertile:

Self fertile
Does not require a pollination partner to produce fruit.

Pollination group:

2
Pollination groups relate to the time of the year when a tree flowers. Trees that flower at the same time can pollinate each other, which helps produce fruit if not self fertile, and can still improve yields even if they are. Trees can usually pollinate a group either side of their own; i.e "2" can Pollinate 1, 2, and 3

Uses:

Eating

Rootstock:

M26 Dwarfing
Apple tree varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. M26 apple trees tend to only reach 3m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders.
M26 Dwarfing
Apple tree varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. M26 apple trees tend to only reach 3m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders.

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Care Guide

Very prone to wolly aphid

Wolly aphid is common on ornamental and edible apple trees. The insect produces a white waxy fluff that can be mistaken for fungal growth. On small trees with light infestations, it is possible to control woolly aphid by scrubbing the colonies with a stiff-bristled brush. You can also encoruage aphid predators into your garden by implementing companion planting, to find out more please visit our knowledge guides.MORE

Water in well when planting - read on for ongoing care

Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly going forward, only water in dry spells when needed. You should be able tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have a established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explained above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavy and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE

Full sun to partial shade

Plant in a sheltered west or south-facing position that recieves full sun to partial shadeMORE

Clay, Loam and Sand

This tree will grow in moist but well drained soils with a neutral pHMORE

No need to feed

Don't worry, this isn't a hungry plant so your food bills won't be going up!MORE

Prune regularly

Some pruning should be done each winter to ensure that your apple tree maintains a productive shape. This can improve yields and prevent disease. Read more detail in our knowledge articles below.MORE