Malus ‘Bramleys seedling’







Large tree


The first Bramley was raised from a seed in Nottinghamshire in 1809 by Mary Ann Brailsford. The parents of this tree are unknown. The house and garden were later bought by a Mr Bramley and the tree was first raised commercially by Mr Merryweather’s Nursery in 1865.

The RHS awarded it a First Class certificate in 1893. The original Bramley tree is still alive today, although all Bramley trees are the original because apple trees are propagated through grafting, which mean they are clones of their parent.


These are great big, flat-bottomed apples, usually with a rusty coloured, striped flush. The white flesh is the most acidic of all British cooking apples which is one of the reasons why a raw Bramley apple contains more than double vitamin C than the average apple. Bramley Seedlings have a distinctive, sharp flavour that mellows with storage.


Cooking. Bakes to a puree. Superb flavour.


Early October

Store & ripen in a cool, dry place


Full sun


Max Height 4.5 Metres

Max Width 4.5 Metres