About This Plant

The ‘Brownlees Russet’ apple tree, scientifically known as Malus domestica ‘Brownlees Russet,’ is a popular apple cultivar appreciated for its unique russeted skin and delicious, sweet and nutty flavour. These apple trees are known for their vigour and hardiness, making them suitable for a range of climates and soil types. The ‘Brownlees Russet’ apple tree is a favourite among orchardists and home gardeners alike, not only for its delectable fruit but also for its resistance to common apple diseases.

The Story


The leaves of the Apple ‘Brownlees Russet’ contribute to the distinct character of this cultivar. They are typically medium to dark green, showcasing an elliptical shape with serrated edges. The foliage is somewhat glossy and the leaves are arranged alternately along the branches.


This tree produces medium-sized apples with a distinctive rough, brownish skin that is characteristic of russet apples. The trees typically produce fruit in the late summer to early fall, and the apples are excellent for fresh eating or used in various culinary applications, including baking and cider making.
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