Brownlees Russet Apple

Description: Brownlees Russet is a late-season dessert russet apple. Flesh is greenish white with a juicy flavour, sweet-sharp and nutty, just like acid drops. Skin is flushed dull reddish-brown and almost covered with grey brown russet. The tree is best known for its very attractive deep pink blossom in the spring and it's late storage into February. An excellent garden variety!

History: Raised in England, introduced by William Brownless of Hemel Hempstead in about 1848. A popular apple in the Victorian era that has unfortunately faded from favour.

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Attributes

  • Uses: Eating
  • Storing: February
  • Picking month: Early October
  • Pollination group 2
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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