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King Russet


Malus domestica Borkh.

A russetted form of King of the Pippins. It was discovered in the late 1950s at Rookery Farm, Bordon, Hampshire, England. Fruits have dry, quite sharp flesh with a distinct russet flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of King of the Pippins

Accession No.
1960 - 014


Accession name
King Russet
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
20th May90% petal fall
Picking time
early october 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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