St. Edmund’s Russet Apple ScionwoodThis is a twig for grafting. Early Fall. First discovered in the orchard of a Richard Harvey, Bury St. Edmunds, England, about 1870. Received a first-class certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society, Oct. 6, 1875. Also called St. Edmunds, St. Edmunds Pippin and Early Golden Russet.
High-quality highly flavored late-September dessert fruit. Medium-sized roundish-conic fruit is similar in shape to Golden Russet but with a much lighter uniform yellowish-tan coloring. The crisp fine-textured creamy-white-yellowish juicy aromatic flesh has a sweet subacid pear-like flavor. Always one of the most popular apples at our Common Ground Fair taste tests.
Introduced to us by the late Don Johnson. Another of Don’s great finds. The earliest russet to ripen in central Maine every year. Not a keeper. Blooms early midseason. Z4.
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