If you love a tart apple this is it. Bramley Seedling is the premiere cooking apple of the English. Makes a great sauce. A large green apple with a sharp acid taste and very high in Vitamin C. Lately gaining popularity in the states with chefs and at farmers markets. A large, vigorous tree that bears heavily. Scab resistant. The first Bramley Seedling tree grew from a seed planted by a young girl, Mary Ann Brailsford, in her garden Nottinghamshire, England. Consider Grimes Golden, and/or Newtown Pippin for pollination. Triploid.
Growing Considerations for Bramley Seedling apple tree
USDA Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9
Pollination: None/sterile consider planting with self fertile tree such as the Grimes Golden or Newtown Pippin.
Fruit Storage: Good
Mature Size: 14-16 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft. if summer pruned 8 ft.spacing
Uses: Cider,Fresh eating/ dessert, cooking (puree, applesauce, apple butter), baking
Rootstock: Semi-dwarf MM 111
Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Years to bear: 2-4 years
Shape when shipped: Whip(no branching)
*Size supplied when shipped: 5/8 to 3/4 inch caliper (width around trunk) 5-7 ft. in field (trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped)
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Note on Shipping:
Our apple trees are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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