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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 for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £17.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 2 year Cordon (Semi-dwarfing) £26.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £17.50 Sold-out

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