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Brown's Seedling apple

Brown's Seedling is a little-known English cooking apple, raised in the latter half of the 19th century by Messrs. Brown, nurserymen of Stamford in the county of Lincolnshire.

The Victorian pomologist Robert Hogg rated as "excellent for culinary purposes".  It cooks to a pleasant but mild-flavoured puree.

USDA identification images for Brown's Seedling

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.

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    • Species: Malus domestica - Apple
    • Originates from: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 1870s
    • Developed by: Brown's Nurseries
    • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1946-043


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Good
    • Flavour style (apples): Sharper
    • Cooking result: Textured puree
    • Food uses: Culinary


    • Flowering group: 5
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


    • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

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