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Brown's Apple cider apple trees

Malus domestica
Brown's Apple
  • Picking season: Late
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 5

Brown's Apple is a widely-grown traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice.

Brown's Apple cider apple trees for sale

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £19.95
    Large tree (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £19.95
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)

History

Devon, England - early 20th century.

Brown's Apple characteristics

Using

  • Picking monthOctober
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Picking seasonLate
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceFruit drops when ripe
  • Flavour qualityVery good
  • WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
  • Food usesHard cider
  • Juice styleSharp (cider)

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group5
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourVigorous
  • PrecocityPrecocious
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • FireblightSome susceptibility
  • ScabVery resistant

Climate

  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Cold-hardinessCold-hardy
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)(4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Leaf colourGreen
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red
  • Fruit sizeAverage