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Bramley's Seedling

Culinary apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Raised by Mary Ann Brailsford, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England between 1809 and 1813 and introduced in 1865 by nurseryman H. Merryweather. First exhibited in 1876. Received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1893. The most popular cooking apple grown in the UK.

Bramley, Bramleys Samling, Triomphe de Kiel
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Mother to:
Woolbrook Russet
Byfleet Seedling
Florence Bennett
Crimson Bramley

Accession No.
1974 - 341


Accession name
Bramley's Seedling (LA)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
large-very large 1
Flat 1
medium 1
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Whitish green 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/washed out 1
low 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register