Thursday, 6 March 2014

A year in the life of a Bramley Apple Tree - March

 Bramley Apple Tree

I'm following a tree with Loose and Leafy.

My chosen tree is a Bramley Apple tree, this particular tree is believed to be about 100 years old and can be found in the orchard at

The very first Bramley apple tree was grown from seeds planted by a young Mary Ann Brailwood, in the garden of her parents house in Southwell, Nottinghamshire in the year 1809. Although the original Bramley tree suffered a horrible accident during a violent storm in the year 1900, the strong winds ripped the tree from the ground, it has survived and continues to produce Bramley apples to this day. So the tree I'm following is mere youngster by comparison but still ancient for a commercial orchard.