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Brownlees' Russet

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in England and introduced by William Brownlees of Hemel Hempstead in about 1848. Fruits are juicy and somewhat acid, with a pleasant nutty flavour.

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Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Broad globose conical 2
medium 2
50.00mm 2
63.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
high-very high 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 179


Accession name
Brownlees Russet
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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