Egremont Russet is an heirloom apple first discovered in Sussex, England, prior to 1872.
Prized as the most delicious of the English russets. Small, round, golden brown russet fruit often with black spots or markings. Greenish-yellow, richly flavored, very distinctive flesh, often described as nutty. Almost smoky, tannic quality develops after keeping and flesh becomes drier. Size medium, shape round, very high quality. Like all russets, it is a good keeper.
Trees have moderate vigor, upright, crop is good and scab resistant. Hardy to -40 degrees. Self-fertile. Ready to harvest in late September-October in upstate New York, with peak flavor after a little storage. Eat between October-December.