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Brownlees' Russet



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.  Pollination partners

Brownlees' Russet apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Brownlees' Russet tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Brownlees' Russet tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Brownlees' Russet tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Brownlees' Russet tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Brownlees' Russet tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

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).

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.

Characteristics of Brownlees' Russet apple trees

UseDessert
ColourRusset
FlavourSweet-sharp
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingGood
Disease resistanceScab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Suitable forNorthern Britain
Wet Regions
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners