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Herefordshire Russet

Herefordshire_RussetThis is an apple derived from a Cox-Idared cross, and it combines Cox-type flavour with the classic russet skin, rather like Egremont Russet. It crops well. It is a diploid, so almost fully self-fertile, though they will benefit from a pollinator. They are generally disease-resistant, but are prone to aphids. These are best controlled by ensuring a healthy population of lacewing and ladybirds whose larvae will keep them under control.

Photo courtesy of Marmaladefly/flickr.com

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