Apple Malus Bramley Seedling

British Grown
Volume 1+
Price per plant £18.00
Price £21.60
British Grown
Volume 1+
Price per plant £27.00
Price £32.40
British Grown
Volume 1+
Price per plant £39.00
Price £46.80

All prices include VAT

Product description

BRAMLEY SEEDLING

Characteristics

The first Bramley tree grew from pips planted by a young girl, Mary Ann Brailsford, in her garden in Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England.  It was introduced in 1837

Unique to the United Kingdom the Bramley apple is the most popular cooking apple sold. Very large green fruit, that cooks to a sharp puree. Has a strong acid apple flavour. Good keeper.
Best picked October and used until March.

Rootstock
All of our apple trees are grown on the rootstock MM106; this is a semi vigorous stock that will grow to the ultimate height of 14 to 16 ft (4 metres).  It is suitable for growing as espaliers and cordons.

Pollination
Because this apple is a triploid it requires two other non triploid apples to pollinate. Pollination group 3 so will cross pollinate with any apple in group 2, 3 and 4.

Did you know?
The first recorded sale of a Bramley apple was in 1865.
During the early 1900s the Bramley trees were extensively planted, with the fruit a useful source of food during the First World War.
This is a popular wartime recipe
APPLEY DESSERT
Ingredients:
Cooking apples
Condensed milk
Orange juice
Nuts or grated chocolate
Method:
1. Grate the raw cooking apple into a bowl.
2. Whip the apple together with some condensed milk.
3. Add some orange juice.
4. Arrange in dishes with nuts or grated chocolate on top.
 

Spread
0-5 meters
Shape/habit
Open
Spreading
Growth rate
Medium
Soil type
All soil types
Sun levels
Full sun
Difficulty/hard to grow
Medium
Evergreen/Deciduous
Deciduous
Season of interest
Autumn
Spring
Leaf
Green
Flower colour
Pink
Flowering type
Single
Flowering month
April
Fruit pollination group
Three
Fruiting period
September
Fruit attributes
Sweet
Cooking
Good Keeper
Fruit pollination type (SF)
Triploid
Fruit storage period
January
February
March
October
November
December
Fruit colour
Green
Black
Fruit size
Large
Uses
Garden Tree
Encourages wildlife
Bee Friendly
Edible Fruit/Nuts

Aftercare

For the continued healthy growth of your trees, shrubs or hedging it is vital that you follow the advice below.

Watering

The main reason that plants die within 12 months of having been planted is lack of water.  It is essential throughout the spring and summer, to give a heavy enough watering to enable the water to penetrate right down to the deepest root level of the tree.  In hot dry spells give the equivalent of 2 bucketfuls every three days.

Weed Control

One of the most common causes of lack of water is competition from grass.  When trees are first establishing, the grass roots would be at the same level as the tree roots and are far more efficient at taking up water and thus choke the tree.  It is vital for 3 years after planting that your tree or hedge has a circle or strip one  metre wide completely free of grass.  The way to eliminate grass in order of effectiveness is:

  1. Spray off the grass with a glyphosate based weed killer such as Roundup.  Apply each year for the first 3 years.  It is best applied when the tree is dormant as it is absorbed through green leaves and kills the plant off at the roots.
  2. Firmly fit a mulch mat around the base of the tree by tucking the edges into the soil and put a thick layer of bark mulch on top of this.  This can be done after the initial spraying with glyphosate and should avoid the need for further spraying.

Mowing or strimming is NOT an answer to the problem.  Each time you mow, the grass will grow back more vigorously and strimming invariably leads to lacerated trunks.

Staking

If trees are not correctly secured they will rock in the planting pit. Roots not firmly in contact with the soil are unable to take up moisture and nutrients, resulting in die back or death of the tree.  Check, particularly after windy weather, that stakes are still solidly in the ground keeping the base of the trunk firm.  The purpose of the stakes is to anchor the roots.   Flexing in the wind, higher up the trunk, is not necessarily a problem if the roots are firm.

Bellow is list of the correct system to use to secure your trees.

  • 40/60, 60/80, 80/100 whips - Unless rabbit/deer problem no need to stake.
  • 100/125, 125/150  1.2m Cane and Easi tie.
  • 150/175  1.2m square stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • 175/250, 6/8, 8/10 15L 1.65 Tree stake and a buckle tie and spacer.
  • All larger trees. 2 x 1.65 Tree stake and cross rail with 38mm cushion spacer and 1m of 38mm strapping.

Ties

Always use our recommended tree ties or strapping.  These are designed and manufactured with the correct amount of give to hold the tree firm without strangling it. They should be checked at the end of each growing season for adjustment as the trunk thickens.  Non proprietary materials such as baler twine will cut into the bark and should not be used.

Protection from Animal Damage

Rabbits, deer, sheep, cattle and horses can all potentially damage trees.  Ask us for advice on the most appropriate guards for your trees or hedge.  Squirrels are also a terrible pest when trees get to about 20ft tall but there is no protection available.

Comments

By Steve Hudson on 30/09/2016

Hi.  I have a small plot and am looking for apple trees on M26 or M9 rootstock.  Do you have any of these?  Regards,  Steve

By Simon on 30/09/2016

Hello Steve,

No, I’m afraid our apples are all on MM106 rootstocks.

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