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Apple Tree - Leathercoat Russet

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Apple Tree - Leathercoat Russet

Origin: East Lothian, pre 1949
Apple Taste: Sweet sharp
Type: Dessert
Flowering Group : 2
Rootstock: M106
Size : Maiden (1-2 years old, around 100cm)
Harvest : October
Vigour : Vigorous

First recorded by a Mr. Brotherston of Tyninghame Gardens in East Lothian, this could be a very old apple indeed, possibly going back to the 16th century. Late cropping, heavily russetted. It's a very hard apple for sale, so one for the collector!   

Supplier : The Mother Tree

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See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.

The rootstock for our dessert, or eating apple trees, is the most vigorous available - M106 and M25. M25 rootstock will produce the standard trees of a traditional orchard, which will grow over 4.5m, and M106 a good garden tree of 3 to 4m. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our Leathercoat Russet apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for Leathercoat Russet apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in October ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.