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Brownlees Russet apple trees

Malus domestica
Brownlees Russet is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3
Brownlees Russet is a high quality late-season dessert russet apple.
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Brownlees Russet apple trees for sale


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    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Brownlees Russet is a classic English russet apple from the Victorian era. It has the traditional firm flesh and sweet fruity flavour often associated with russets.

It is primarily a dessert apple, but can be used in the kitchen too, and the juice quality is very good,

The apples ripen in the late season, and also store well.

Brownlees Russet also has notably attractive spring blossom.


Brownlees Russet was introduced around 1848 by William Brownlees of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. It's ancestry is not known.

Brownlees Russet characteristics


  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates


  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating freshCulinaryJuice


  • Disease resistanceGood


  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1800 - 1849
  • Blossom colourPink
  • Fruit colourRusset