Bramley's Seedling is the definitive English "cooker" - an apple variety used mainly for cooking purposes. Bramley is well-known for its rich sharp acidity - it has one of the highest acid contents of any apple variety. As a result it cooks down to a stiff but light apple puree, a key requirement for English apple cookery, with an excellent sharp flavour.
The copious juice makes Bramley's Seedling valuable for juicing as well, and the juice can also be used in cider production.
The apples ripen fairly late in the season, and store well.
Bramley's Seedling trees are well-known for being large and long-lived. The first tree was grown from a pip in a garden in Nottinghamshire in 1809 - and amazingly this tree still survives. Some of our Bramley trees have been propagated from a tree which was in turn propagated in 2005 directly from this original tree - these are listed as "original".
Custom graft varieties: Order before March 2023. Delivery in December 2023.
Let me know when Bramley's Seedling apple trees are back in stock.
If you do not hear from us by March you can contact us to pre-order for next autumn.
Despite its origins in the mild wet climate of the UK, Bramley's Seedling has a wide climate range and grows well in warmer climates.