Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest available
Surely the most famous cooking apple tree of all time, Bramleys Seesling was introduced in the 1860’s and has it’s origins in Nottinghamshire.
Bramleys Seedling stepover Apple tree – Season:
Harvest late September and early-mid October. With careful storage can be used well into the Spring.
Bramleys Seedling stepover 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; most mid season flowering varieties are suitable.