Brown's Apple cider apple trees

Brown's Apple cider apple tree
  • Pick: Late-season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Uses: Cider 
  • Disease-resistance: Good

Brown's Apple is a widely-grown traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.

Brown's Apple cider apple trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Brown's Apple


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 5?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Large?
  • Precocity: Slow to start bearing?
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Very resistant?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?


  • Picking season: Late?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Good for hard cider
  • Drying / Discoloring: Very oxidising?
  • Juice style: Bittersharp (cider)


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Rarely grown?


  • Cold hardiness: -30F / -34C?

Pollination guide for Brown's Apple

Brown's Apple is in flowering group 5. Brown's Apple is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Like all cider-apple varieties it can also be pollinated by most other apple varieties or crab-apples flowering at the same time.

Historical details

Devon, England - early 20th century.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Brown's Apple'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.