Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Heirloom russet apple deserves wider appreciation....

Apple ‘Brownlees Russet’
An interesting lesser known russet with small golden-brown heavily russetted fruits. The flesh has distinctive and divine rich flavour reminiscent of intense peardrops. They can be enjoyed late in the season, harvest in Mid October and they will store until mid February.
This old variety has it’s origins in Hertfordshire and was raised in 1848.
It is a good cropper and a very interesting addition to the range of Russet apples.
Pollinates with Spartan, James Grieve, Worcester Pearmain etc.
A moderately vigorous tree.

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