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Brownlees Russet Apple tree

Owner: Cheuk

Location:  Amsterdam, NOORD-HOLLAND, Netherlands

Age:Planted in about 2019
Age of this tree:3 years
Rootstock:M4
Soil:Plot has peaty/acidity soil, so fruit trees go into a container. 20 Litres with compost, cow dung, potassium, bloodmeal, lime, liquid fertilizer 
Climate at this location:zone 7a, mild sea climate, lots of sun, lots of wind, hedge to slowdown some wind
Pruning:Pruned off the central leader to make a vase shape
Tree form:Bush (wider at top than bottom)
Height:Not sure
Cropping:Does not usually produce any fruit
Growth:This tree grows easily here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Un-treated
Local pests:none at this moment

Owner's comments

The brownlee's russet apple must be something special. It was highly regarded in the Victorian period, when taste was important. I like tasty apples and bought scion wood to graft. The central leader of the tree in a 20 litres container, has been divided: I grafted another rootstock with brownlee's russet on it this year and signs show it has been taken, and another piece of the graft if for my mother tree (graft bank). The 'old' tree is ready to bear apples, it is precocious.

Season records for this tree

  • 2021

  • 2020

  • 2019

  • 2018

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  • 2009


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