Brown's Apple cider apple trees

Brown's Apple

Brown's Apple is a widely-grown traditional English cider apple variety producing a sharp juice. It is thought to originate from the county of Devon in the early 20th century.

Brown's Apple cider apple trees for sale

Mature height*
1-year Brown's Apple cider apple trees bare-root
G.11 rootstock
Small (6ft-9ft) mature height
Out of stock
1-year Brown's Apple cider apple trees bare-root
MM.106, MM.111 rootstock
Large (10ft-16ft) mature height
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Brown's Apple characteristics


  • Picking season: Late
  • Uses: Hard cider
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Keeping (of fruit): 2-3 weeks
  • Flavor quality: Very good
  • Juice style: Sharp (cider)
  • Specific gravity: 1045
  • Fruit persistence: Fruit drops when ripe


  • Gardening skill: Average
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Pollination group: 5
  • Pollinating others: Average
  • Ploidy: Diploid
  • Vigour: Vigorous
  • Precocity: Precocious
  • Bearing regularity: Biennial tendency
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer


  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility
  • Scab: Very resistant


  • Cold hardiness (USDA): (4) -30F / -34C
  • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit color: Orange / Red
  • Fruit size: Average