New season starts September 2014Order now for delivery in September (pot-grown trees) or November (bare-root). 

Brown's Apple cider apple trees

  • 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.

Order now for delivery week commencing 22nd September 2014 onwards (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

Brown's Apple cider apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2014 - February 2015)

Large  (3.5m - 5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM111 rootstock £18.95
Full size  (5m+ after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M25 rootstock £19.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Summary features of Brown's Apple

    Growing

  • 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?

    Uses

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

    Identification

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

    Climate

  • 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'




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