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Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling

Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.
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Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Picking monthSeptember
Picking seasonLate
CroppingHeavy
Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityVery good
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Food usesCulinary
Juice
Hard cider
Traditional cooker
Cooking resultPuree
Discoloration of fruitSlightly oxidising (browns slowly)
Oxidising
Juice styleSharper
Juice colourPale yellow
Vitamin C contentHigh
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Growing


Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Gardening skillAverage
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyTriploid
VigourSlightly large
Very vigorous
PrecocityPrecocious
Bearing regularityRegular
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
LongevityLong-lived
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Problems


Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
ScabVery resistant
MildewSome resistance
FireblightSome resistance
Bitter pitSome susceptibility
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Climate


Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Mild damp climates
Warm climates
Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
(5) -20F / -29C
(6) -10F / -23C
(7) 0F / -18C
(8) 10F / -12C
(9) 20F / -7C
(10) 30F / -1C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
Hot (>30C / 86F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
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Identification


Apple trees
Bramley's Seedling
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Flower colourPink
Fruit colourGreen / Red
Flesh colourWhite
Fruit sizeLarge
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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