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Overview Many apple cultivars have some natural russeting, but some are almost entirely covered in it, notably the Egremont Russet. Russet apples often exhibit a scent and flavour reminiscent of nuts, and are often very sweet. Despite this, modern apple breeders rarely accept russeting in new apple cultivars. The amount of russeting can be affected by various factors including, weather, disease or pest damage and agrochemical applications (e.g., insecticides, fungicides and growth regulators).
Russet apples also go under the name "rusticoat", "russeting" and "leathercoat". The last name was known in Shakespeare's time; for instance, in Henry IV, part 2, Davy says to Bardolph, "there's a dish of leathercoats for you". Types
'Acklam Russett' 'Adam's Pearmain' 'Ashmead's Kernel' 'Blenheim Orange' 'Braddick's Nonpariel' 'Claygate Pearmain' 'Egremont Russet' 'English Russet' 'Golden Russet' 'Hereford Russet' 'Knobby Russet' 'Merton Russet' 'Nonpareil' 'Ribston Pippin' 'Ross Nonpariel' 'Roxbury Russet' (also known as Boston Russet) 'Rudford Russet' 'St. Edmund's Pippin' 'Sam Young' 'Tydeman's Late Orange' 'Winston'
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List of apple cultivars
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Beauty of Bath
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Cox's Orange Pippin
Calville Blanc d'hiver
Flower of Kent
Antonovka Brown Snout Chisel Jersey Coccagee Crimson King Dabinett Dufflin Ellis Bitter Foxwhelp Golden Russet Golden Spire Hangdown Harrison Cider Kingston Black Michelin Redstreak Slack-ma-Girdle Styre Tom Putt Woodcock Yarlington Mill
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