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Fruit tree comparison - Bramley's Seedling
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Bramley's Seedling

Bramley is the essential English cooking apple, famous for its rich sharp acidity.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Suitable for beginners
Cropping Heavy
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Very large
Bearing regularity? Regular
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 3 months or more
Flavour quality? Exceptional
Flavour style Sharper
Cooking result Puree
Juice style Sharp (cider)

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Overall disease resistance? Good


Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1800 - 1849
Fruit colour Green
Blossom colour Pink - dark
Leaf colour Green