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Bramley 20 Apple Tree

Cooking Apple Trees

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A Bramley that is 20% less vigorous than 'Bramley Seedling' and so is ideal for a smaller garden. The green skin of this cooking apple is red flushed and the flesh pale and acidic. As with the popular Bramley apple, Bramley 20 is a superb cooker. This variety is from Bristol in 1970 and will produce heavy crops in October. As a triploid the apple tree Bramley 20 will require two pollinators or one self fertile pollinator in groups A, B or C within half a mile ie just about any other apple tree in the area will pollinate this popular apple tree.  As well as the usual semi dwarf and semi vigorous, we also usually have this variety in an M27 rootstock which is very dwarf and great for planting into containers or for tiny gardens.

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Variety Root Type Age/Size Rootstock Price Qty Basket
Bramley 20 Apple Tree Bramley 20 Apple Tree
12L pot 2 year old / 120-150cm M27 (very dwarf) £39.99 (VAT Free)
Bramley 20 Apple Tree Bramley 20 Apple Tree
12L pot 2 year old / 150-180cm MM106 (semi-vigorous) £39.99 (VAT Free)
Bramley 20 Apple Tree Bramley 20 Apple Tree
12L pot 2 year old / 120-150cm M26 (semi-dwarf) £39.99 (VAT Free)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

 

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

 

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice For Bramley 20 Apple Trees

Bramley 20 is a group B Triploid apple tree and requires either two suitable pollinators or one suitable self fertile pollinator. Apple trees should be spaced according to their rootstock, for example an MM106 (semi-vigorous) rootstock will require approx. 4.5 metres between trees, whereas an M27 (very dwarf) rootstock will require approx. 1.5 metres between trees.

Pot grown trees can be planted at any time of the year but bare root ones need to be planted between November and March. Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole slightly deeper than your root mass and approximately 3x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. We recommend planting fruit trees using a stake and tie kit. We also recommend a rabbit guard to protect young trees.

The Apple Tree Planting, Pruning & Care guide has more detailed information on planting apple trees, as well as videos on planting trees and using stakes and ties.


Watering & Aftercare Advice For Bramley 20 Trees

If you’re planting in spring or summer, water well and regularly for the first few months. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. It is important to keep an eye on young fruit trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. Keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. The Apple Tree guide linked to above provides further advice.

 

Pruning Advice For Apple Bramley 20 Trees

Pruning young apple trees for the first few years after planting ensures a healthy, goblet-like shape. Your tree should have one central leader and several side shoots. Straight after planting, you can remove the lowest laterals. Prune back other branches by between a third and half their length.

In the following years, remove any shoots growing out of the trunk to maintain a clear stem. Also remove any crossing, diseased or damaged branches. If your tree is looking overcrowded, remove some of the larger branches to open up the canopy. This type of pruning should be carried out between November and March. The Apple Tree guide linked to above provides detailed pruning advice.

 

Bramley 20 Apple Tree (Cooking Apple Trees) Description

  • Use: Cooking Apple
  • Cropping period: Mid season (October)
  • Keeping period: 5 months
  • Flavour: Acidic, juicy
  • Heritage: Bristol 1970
  • Pollination group: B Triploid
  • Height in 10 years*: M27 2m, M26 2.5-3m, MM106 4-5m

*This is an indication of the un-pruned height of this variety of apple tree on the different rootstocks in 10 years. Variations on these heights will occur when different factors are introduced such as planting position, pruning, geography etc.