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Brown's Apple

Brown's Apple
A traditional English cider variety, produces sharp juice.

Brown's Apple apple identification images

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USDA identification images for Brown's Apple

The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.

    Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.

    Visitor reviews

    • 06 Sep 2022 
      Reliable bearer. Doesn't hang very long. One of the most acidic varieties in the orchard.
    • 01 Jan 2010  United Kingdom
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    Tree register

    United States

    United Kingdom



    • Dan in Vittoria, ONTARIO

    New Zealand


    • Vladimir in Pavlograd, DNEPROPETROVSK REGION

    Spring blossom records for this variety

    2014 season

    • 7th May  2014  - tree owned by Jeff in Reading, United States

    2013 season

    • 4th May  2013  - tree owned by Jeff in Reading, United States

    2012 season

    • 21st April  2012  - tree owned by Jeff in Reading, United States

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    Harvest records for this variety

    2012 season

    • 3rd week October  2012  - tree owned by Bill in , United Kingdom
    • 1st week October  2012  - tree owned by Michael in Lore City, United States


    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: United Kingdom
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1989-067


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Popularity: Rarely grown
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Fruit size: Average
    • Fruit shape: Flat-round


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Juice style: Sharp (cider)
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe
    • Food uses: Hard cider
    • Picking month: October
    • Picking period: mid-October
    • Specific gravity: 1045
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Average
    • Flowering group: 5
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Vigorous
    • Precocity: Precocious
    • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Cold hardiness (USDA): Zone 4 (-34C)
    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates
    • Climate suitability: Mild damp climates
    • Cold-hardiness: Cold-hardy
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Good
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Very resistant
    • Fire blight: Some susceptibility

    Where to buy trees

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    Where to buy fresh fruit

    The following orchards grow Brown's Apple:

    United States

    United Kingdom


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