Bramlleys cordon


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Bramlleys cordon
Very large fruits with a characteristic tart flavour. Stores well, high yielding and famous cooker.

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Bramley Seedling cordon Tree for sale

Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.

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 cordon Apple tree – Season:

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

Bramleys Seedling cordon 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 treesflavour:

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.

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