History & Description
The distinctive fruit is russet with a slight orange flush and a gold background colour. Its flavour is often described as nutty.
The head gardener Fred Streeter maintained that this variety was first grown at Petworth by Mr Slater and Lord Egremont. The Egremont Russet was first recorded as a variety in 1872 by nurseryman J Scott, Somerset, RHS Award of Garden Merit in 1993.
The fruit can be picked in early October and stored until December.
Pollination day: F17
- MM106 – semi-dwarfing rootstock, available December 2018
Cost: £20 / tree
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