Bramleys Seedling


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Bramleys Seedling
The all-time famous cooker. Stores very well, a vigorous, productive tree.

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Bramley Seedling Apple trees Tree for sale

Surely the most famoius cooking apple tree of all time, Bramleys Seesling was introduced in the 1860’s and has it’s origins in Nottinghamshire.

Bramleys Seedling Apple tree – Season:

Harvest late September and early-mid October. With careful storage can be used well into the Spring.

Bramleys Seedling Apple - appearance:

Very large, flattened-circular, blocky, mostly medium green becoming yellowish with store. Home grown Bramleys tend to be more highly coloured than supermarket-bought samples and can develop a striking dark red flush on the sunny side – especially small bush, cordon and fan/espalier trees where the fruits receive more sunshine.

Bramley Seedling apple trees – flavour:

Strongly acidic and capable of taking a lot of added sugar. Home-stored fruits may be less acidic than those bought from commercial samples.


A classic culinary apple. Cooks to a juicy puree so ideal for sauces, pies, and baked apples. Less successful where the appearance of the end product if important. Some tastes find it an acceptable dessert apple when stored for some time and some of the acidity is lost.

Cropping & Growth

A vigorous and easily grown, heavily cropping tree. Best on a dwarfing rootstock [eg M9 or M27] in todays gardens and in more restricted areas.

Bramley Seedling - Pollination: Bramleys is a triploid, therefore it has no viable pollen of it’s so cannot be used to pollinate other varieties. It also needs 2 other trees to pollinate itself successfully. It is better planted as a group of different apple trees. The list of suitable pollinators is wide; here are some good ones:


Arthur Turner

Bakers Delicious


Allington Pippin


Tree sizes for Bramleys Seedling apple trees:

M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.

M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.

M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.

MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.


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