Apple 'Brownlee's Russet' Malus domestica 'Brownlee's Russet' (D)

apple 'Brownlee's Russet'


'Brownlee's Russet' is a self-fertile dessert apple in pollination group 3 with attractive pink blossom. The late-season fruits are a mid-green to yellow, sometimes with a reddish flush, overlaid with a grey-brown russet. The apples have an intense sweet-sharp flavour producing a good quality juice and can be used from October to March

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Brownlee's Russet'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune according to chosen training method, often twice a year; see apple pruning

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

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  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by grafting in midwinter or budding in late summer. Fruit grown from pips will not resemble the parent

  • insectPests

    May be affected by aphids, including woolly aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, codling moth and other caterpillars

  • microbeDiseases

    Good resistance to common apple diseases: apple canker, apple scab, and powdery mildews. Apples are also susceptible to brown rot, honey fungus and blossom wilt