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Apple, Bramley's Original

Malus domestica Bramley's Original

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  • Type/Rootstock

    Bush, M26, Bare Root (Pre-order (Plants not dormant))

  • £32.95
Size / Type Price per item for
Price per item for 1+
Bush M26 Br
  • Plant Types & Availability - More information

    Br = Bare Root Plant, Bush = Trained as Bush
    Rootstock - M26

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The original tree was grown from a pip in the early 1800s in Nottingham by Mary Ann Brailsford and it was propagated by a local nurseryman in the 1850s, but by then the property where the tree was growing was owned by the local butcher, Mr. Bramley and he insisted on the tree bearing his name. It should really be Brailford's Seedling! Abundant apples with firm pale yellow flesh, acid, excellent cooker. Green with red stripes. Very vigorous. Propagated from the original Bramley tree, so has excellent quality. The blossom attracts bees, and later any fallen fruit is eagerly consumed by thrushes and other similar birds. Bullfinches are, unfortunately, partial to the buds.


Apple, Bramley's Original is in pollination group 2 (mid season). It is a Triploid and provides little pollen, therefore should not be used as a pollinator. To pollinate this tree you will need 2 different pollinators from groups 1, 2 or 3, click here for a list of suitable apple trees. Crab apples such as Golden Hornet and John Downie also are good pollinators for all apples. In areas where there are many apple trees already growing it may not be necessary to plant an extra pollinator.

Apple, Bramley's Original is available as:

Br = Bare Root Plant

Bush - This a maiden tree that has had its main stem cut to encourage branches low to the ground making it easier to pick and maintain.

Bare-Root Plants

Bare-root plants are sold without a pot/soil around the roots. This is a more cost effective and environmentally friendly way of growing plants. To ensure the best plant health we do not store our plants in cold storage, but they are left in our field or plant beds until they are ready for packing or collection.

Items marked Br are bare rooted plants grown from cuttings and are typically 1-2 years old.


Bare rooted plants are only available when the plants are dormant (typically from late November to March).

If a plant is currently out of stock because it is out of season (for example, bare rooted plants in summer) or we have sold out but we are expecting more to be available you can pre-order the plant. We only charge credit/debit cards when an order is despatched, not when an order is placed.


Rootstocks are used to restrict the vigour of fruit trees and allow a range to grow in a small space. They can also contribute to the disease resisting abilities of the plant.[from RHS - Update]

M26 - A dwarfing rootstock that is suitable for growing Bush, pyramid, spindlebush and espalier trees. Typically fruits after 2 or 3 years and requires staking. Tree spacing 2.4-3.6m (8-12ft) with 4.5m (15ft) between rows. Ultimate height as trained as bush: 2.4-3m (8-10ft) x 3.6m (12ft).

    • SKU
  • Fruit Type
    • Fruit Type
  • Pollination
    • Pollination Group
      2 - Mid
    • Self Fertile
    • Cross Pollinator
  • Season of Use
    • Month
    • Season of Use
  • Type/Rootstock
    • Plant Type
    • Rootstock
      M26 (Dwarfing)
    • Type/Rootstock
      Bush, M26, Bare Root
  • Old English Variety
    • Old English Variety
  • Awards
    • Awards
      RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Native/Wildlife/Evergreen
    • RHS Plants for Pollinators