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    Victoriana Nursery are my first port of call. Good strong trees, packed perfectly and dispatched to arrive quicker than any other nursery I have used.

    M recommendation for a russet would Claygate Pearmain - good disease resistance especially the dreaded scab. Superb taste. It is triploid so needs a pollination partner but it is in pollination group 4 so unless you live out in the wilds there will be plenty of nearby trees for pollination.

    https://www.victoriananursery.co.uk/...gate_Pearmain/

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    As has already been said if other gardens/ allotments near you have other fruit trees you should be fine to plant it without a partner.

    I looked at keepers website and from the list of pollonation partners i like Adams Pearmain - great disease resistance and it pollonates ER

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    Those russet apples look so unappetising! Do they taste nice?
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    There's no russet taste as such. Each apple tastes how it tastes the skin just happens to be covered in russet. If it's just the texture of skin which puts you off you can always peel them.

    I really enjoyed last seasons ER, very smooth, rich and honeyed, just don't go buying them from the supermarket out of season - they're foul and will put you off them.

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    And now I want another apple tree! Thanks guys...
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    I've told you before - it starts with seeds ... and moves to trees.

    Would you like me to have a rummage in the salad drawer for some scion wood.
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    That's lovely, but I am going to be good this year and finish the projects I've already started. I am really easily distracted and it means my gardening stuff can get started but not always finished, which then annoys me.
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    I've bought trees from Blackmoor, Keepers, Mail Order Trees, Deacons and Buckingham Nurseries. All were fine, but I'd particularly recommend the first three for both the quality of the trees and the customer service. My main reason for buying online is that I prefer to grow more unusual varieties, and I want to know what rootstock I'm getting.

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