Description: Bramley 'Original' was propagated from the original tree in Southwell, Nottinghamshire by kind permission of the owner Mrs Nancy Harrison. There is a belief by many enthusiasts, that over time, the ‘modern’ Bramley has lost flavour and quality. Propagation from the original tree provides an opportunity to experience this variety in its original and pure form. Fruits are bright green in colour, flesh is creamy-white with a sharp, acidic flavour. Delicious when cooked into pies, crumbles, sauces etc.
History: The original Bramley tree is in a cottage garden in the Nottinghamshire town of Southwell. Now more than 200 years old still surviving but is slowly dying from a fungal infection. The tree was grown by Mary Ann Brailsford from a pip in 1809 and taken on by Matthew Bramley in 1856 when Henry Merryweather heard of the apples. Mr Bramley agreed that Mr Merryweather could take cuttings from the tree and grow them as long as they were sold as 'Bramley's Seedling'.