Bramley Apple Trees – Malus Domestica Bramley

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Bramley apple trees, or Malus Domestica ‘Bramley’, are a classic variety of cooking apple renowned throughout the UK. These trees are cherished not just for their fruitful bounty, but also for their elegance and ecological contributions, which make them a prime choice for any British garden.

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Bramley Apple Trees – Malus Domestica ‘Bramley’

Bramley apple trees, or Malus Domestica ‘Bramley’, are a classic variety of cooking apple renowned throughout the UK. These trees are cherished not just for their fruitful bounty, but also for their elegance and ecological contributions, which make them a prime choice for any British garden.

Distinctive Features

The Bramley apple tree differs from other trees in England due to its highly regarded and distinctively tart apples, ideal for baking and cooking. With its broad, spreading habit and the ability to thrive in Britain’s varied climate, it’s a tree that’s as robust as it is fruitful.

Perfect for British Garden Design

The Bramley apple tree is an excellent choice for British garden design due to its distinctive charm. Mature trees can reach a height and spread of 6-8 metres, fitting well within medium to large gardens. In spring, Bramley apple trees are covered in a delightful display of light pink to white blossoms, offering visual appeal and a lovely scent. The large, lobed leaves turn to shades of orange and gold in the autumn, bringing year-round beauty to any garden.

Wildlife Benefits

These trees also benefit local wildlife. Their blossoms are a magnet for bees and other pollinators in spring, and the fallen apples provide a valuable food source for birds and small mammals during autumn and winter.

Growth and Lifespan

Bramley apple trees display moderate to vigorous growth, often reaching full size within ten years, given favourable conditions. With proper care, a Bramley tree can be productive for up to 50-100 years, providing generations of homeowners with its famous cooking apples.

Flowering, Fruit, and Reproduction

Bramley apple trees bloom in mid-spring, typically around late April to early May. The blooms are generally light pink when budding and fade to white when fully open. It’s important to note that Bramley is a triploid variety, meaning it has three sets of chromosomes, so it requires two other apple trees of different varieties nearby for effective cross-pollination.

The green, often large, round apples ripen from October onward. They’re famous for their sharp, tangy taste and fluffy texture when cooked, making them the go-to choice for classic British dishes like apple pies and crumbles.

Distribution in the UK

Bramley apple trees are popular across the UK, but they are especially prevalent in regions known for apple cultivation, like Kent and Herefordshire. Notably, the original Bramley apple tree, from which all others are descended, is still bearing fruit after more than 200 years in Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

In summary, the Bramley apple tree is a true gem in the British garden. With its aesthetic charm, culinary value, and the ecological benefits it brings, it remains a beloved classic, symbolising the heart of traditional British horticulture.

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STANDARD DELIVERY TYPES

Box/Parcel – Used for plants sized 0-70cm, costs £12. Order £100 worth of plants of that size to qualify for free delivery! Parcel deliveries are always sent for next day delivery unless otherwise specified.

Pallet – Used for plants sized 71-230cm, costs £60. Order £350 worth of plants to qualify for free pallet delivery! We always send our pallets for next day delivery, unless requested otherwise.

Private Van – Used for plants sized 231cm and taller, costs £60. Order £350 worth to get free private van delivery!

In all cases you can request a private van delivery, where your plants are delivered by us. Upon your request we can re-evaluate your delivery fee and let you know of the delivery time.

Please note, for pallet and box deliveries we use third party companies to deliver the goods. Not often, but occasionally some delays may happen due to unforeseen circumstances, which are out of our control. For this reason, we ask you to never book gardeners, contractors, or other industry professionals for the estimated delivery date. Please do not book days off work or cancel other commitments specifically for your plant delivery to avoid disappointment.

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Please note that we currently are unable to deliver to Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland due to Brexit rules and regulations.

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