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  • apple / Malus 'Bramley 20'
  • Eventual height: 1.8m
  • Eventual spread: 1.8m

apple 'Bramley 20'

apple / Malus 'Bramley 20'

Perfect for pollinators £59.99
Pot size M27 11.5lt (bush)
M27 11.5lt (bush)
  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Ultimate size on M27 rootstock: 1.8m x 1.8m (6ft x 6ft)
  • Flowering period: April and May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Pollination Group: BT - flowering mid season, but this is a triploid so it will need two other pollinating partners

    A more compact and improved version of the classic 'Bramley's Seedling'. Perfect for smaller spaces as its slightly less vigorous but with the benefit of heavier crops of the same top quality cooking apples. This spreading tree is covered in pure white, cup-shaped flowers in mid- and late spring. It is a high yield variety producing fruits with a white flesh that are ready to harvest in mid-October. A partial tip-bearer, it may also be a biennial bearer.

  • Garden care: Keep the base of the tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells.
    The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn't frosty or freezing. Take out the 3D’s (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches.
    In August you can do a summer prune by shortening any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.

  • Pollination Information: This apple belongs to pollination group B, but it is also a triploid (T) so you will need need to plant two other different varieties of apples to guarantee cross pollination, and a subsequent bumper crop. Ideally these should come from the same pollination group, however it is possible to use ones from group A and C as well.