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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.

Brown's Seedling identification photos from official fruit collections

UK National Fruit Collection

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  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Originates from: Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1870s
  • Developed by: Brown's Nurseries
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1240
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1946-043


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Cooking result: Textured puree
  • Flavour quality: Good
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Harvest period: Late season
  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more


  • Flowering period: Late season
  • Flowering group: 5
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Climate suitability: Temperate climates

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