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Brown's Apple Apple on G.41 (Spring 2022)


A traditional sharp cider apple from England. Also known as Browns Apple.

A vigorous, medium sized, upright tree that is somewhat scab resistant but susceptible to fireblight, Brown's Apple is a productive and cold-hardy early apple. Fruit does not hold well to the tree. Brown's tends to biennialism and will need to be thinned to maintain regular cropping. This is a cider apple; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is a medium-sized, flattish apple that is flushed and striped with red over a green background. It has a white flesh with dramatic red staining. Brown's yields a fragrant, sharp, pink cider that is very high in acid and works best in blends. This apple can also be used in baking. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.10; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.74; pH: 3.23; SG: 1.039; oBrix 10.2.)

Brown's Apple was first cultivated in the 1920s, in Devon, by Mr. Hill, a cider maker and nurseryman.

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A vigorous, medium sized, upright tree that is somewhat scab resistant but susceptible to fireblight, Brown's Apple is a productive and cold-hardy early apple. Fruit does not hold well to the tree. Brown's tends to biennialism and will need to be thinned to maintain regular cropping. This is a cider apple; it is not suitable for fresh eating.

The fruit is a medium-sized, flattish apple that is flushed and striped with red over a green background. It has a white flesh with dramatic red staining. Brown's yields a fragrant, sharp, pink cider that is very high in acid and works best in blends. This apple can also be used in baking. (From WSU: Tannin (percent tannic acid): 0.10; Acid (percent malic acid): 0.74; pH: 3.23; SG: 1.039; oBrix 10.2.)

Brown's Apple was first cultivated in the 1920s, in Devon, by Mr. Hill, a cider maker and nurseryman.

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The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
Subcategory: Heirloom, Cider, Cold-Hardy, Hot-Climate

Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: cider, baking
Cider classification: sharp
Storage duration: less than one month (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Devon, England
Introduced in: 1920s
Introduced by: Mr. Hill

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 4 - 8
Chill hours: 0
Ripening date: Aug 11 (approximate, in New York State) - 35 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.41 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Very Resistant

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (30% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

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