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 supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price* Available £14.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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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