Apple (Malus pumila 'Bramley's Seedling') in the Apples Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 20-25ft if unpruned
Plant Spread: 25-30 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Grafting onto rootstock
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Child plants: 2 child plants

Bramley Blossom

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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: Late AprilBramley Blossom
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Location: Helmsley walled garden, YorkshireDate: 2018-04-23
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: AprilMature Bramley( spread 25ft) in full bloom
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UK Date: 22 September 2011Laden Branch of Bramley Apple Tree
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Location: Lincolnshire, England, UKDate: 22 September 2011Ripe Bramley Apple 6\" across
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Posted by okus (Lincolnshire, UK) on Sep 22, 2011 5:54 AM

One of our oldest and best cooking apples. The main drawback to this tree is its size, it is too big for most small urban gardens and it doesn't do well on dwarfing rootstocks. If you do have the space though it is well worth growing. A mature tree will keep you and your family and neighbours in cooking apples most of the year as, stored properly, the fruit keeps well.

A very vigorous grower, it requires regular pruning to keep it to a manageable size and will require another apple tree somewhere in the vicinity, (not necessarily your own garden!) as it is self sterile ( a triploid variety). The pollinator will also need another apple to pollinate it unless it is self fertile as Bramleys, being triploid, are poor pollinators themselves.

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