Apple - Brownlees' Russet

Brownlees' Russet Apple

Malus domestica
A russet apple with a strong fruit drop flavour and very good blossom.

Origin: Hertfordshire UK 1848

Pollination:  Brownlees' Russet is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Brownlees' Russet Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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History and description of Brownlees' Russet

Raised and introduced by William Brownlees, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, UK c1848. Medium sized, short-round-conical fruit. Grey-brown russet over green-yellow skin sometimes with a reddish brown flush. Firm, greenish white flesh. Intense sweet-sharp taste. Hardy and disease resistant. Attractive pink blossom.



Main characteristics of Brownlees' Russet

Use Dessert
Colour Russet
Flavour Sweet-sharp
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Canker: Resistant
Suitable for Northern Britain
Wet Regions
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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