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Egremont Russet

Type: Dessert

Place/Date of Origin: Recorded throughout England, Victorian era

Season of use: Nov-March

Taste: Sweet, nutty

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A classic and versatile English russet with a unique and delicate ‘nutty’ flavour, goes well with a cheese board or in a salad. Keeps very well and develops a pleasingly ‘dry’ texture, not unlike a firm pear.

Can also be used to make a beautiful, rich and very sweet juice – bear in mind lots would be needed as it’s flesh doesn’t have a high juice content.