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Braintree Seedling



A late desset apple with an intense aromatic pineapple like flavour.

Origin: Essex UK, 1930

Pollination: Braintree Seedling is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Braintree Seedling apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but it is available through our custom bud-grafting service.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later). You can choose the number of trees and the rootstock(s) you want the trees grafted on.

Read more about our Grafting service here.

If you wish to order a grafted tree of this variety please fill in our contact form in the first instance.

History and description of Braintree Seedling

Raised in 1930 by Mrs Humphreys of Braintree, Essex, UK allegedly from a Gladstone seedling. Medium sized, flat-round fruit. Orange-red flush and stripes over yellow skin. Firm, cream coloured flesh. Sweet with a rich aromatic flavour and a hint of pineapple.

Characteristics of Braintree Seedling apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useOct-Dec
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-sterile
PollinatorsPollination partners