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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
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Poor
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 styleSharper
Cooking resultPuree
Juice styleSharp (cider)

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Overall disease resistance?Good


Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1800 - 1849
Fruit colourGreen
Blossom colourPink - dark
Leaf colourGreen