English Apples - Bramley

The most popular cooking apple. Large fruit, good flavour; stores all winter (can last until May some years); OK as dessert apple in a sunny year after a couple of months' storage. Susceptible to scab. Triploid: sets a better crop if other apples nearby. Pick mid to late October. Gets frosted in some years. Partial tip bearer. One of the highest Vitamin C apples.

Graham Deacon adds: Bramley Clone 20 is a shorter, jointed version with more compact growth of around 20%.

ND adds - there is also Crimson Bramley - a crimson sport. However, ordinary Bramley can be highly coloured after storage in a sunny year. The flavour, keeping qualities and vitamin C content are the same. Note that vitamin C is only present in uncooked apples, in spite of what the books say. I've measured it.

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compiled by Nigel Deacon / Diversity website

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