from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See russet, n., 2 and 4.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Russet cloth.
- n. A person clothed in russet; a rustic; usually, an ignorant, clownish person.
- n. A russet apple.
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The russeting, how they're multicolor — those are normally no-nos and cause for rejection in other varieties, says Michael Rozyne, co-director of the Canton, Mass., nonprofit Red Tomato, which works to get local farm produce into mainstream supermarkets.
A green skin color or russeting does not indicate poor quality.
Bordeaux as a fungicide, not because they are necessarily better, but because there is frequently much burning of the foliage and russeting of the fruit from the use of the Bordeaux.
Concentrated lime-sulfur solutions, either home boiled or commercial, are effective against apple scab and have the advantage of not russeting the fruit.
With a tough skin, these are golden yellow or greenish-yellow with stripes, russeting or a blush.
"Russet" apples are not actually a single variety, but "russeting" happens to some apple culitivars, when the skin becomes somewhat tough and leathery.