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Egremont Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Thought to have originated in England. It was first recorded in 1872. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, rather dry flesh with a rich, nutty flavour. It is probably the most important commercial russet in the UK at the present time.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1979 - 159


Accession name
Egremont Russet (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
30th April10% flowering
7th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
medium 1
Broad globose conical 1
absent 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Brown 1
Over Colour Pattern
solid flush 1
high-very high 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register