Herefordshire Russet 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 it will benefit from a pollinator. It is generally disease-resistant, but is prone to aphids. These are best controlled by natural predators, ensuring a healthy population of lacewing and ladybirds whose larvae will keep them under control.