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Bramley Apple Tree

Hi I'm a novice gardener and I've just bought a bramley apple tree to grow against the fence, there is an apple tree next door but one, not too far away.  Has anyone got any tips before I commence planting.

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,544

    Bramleys are generally very vigorous apples. Do you happen to know the type of rootstock that the tree is growing on. Unless it is a very dwarf one you will need a good big fence for it to grow against.

    As far as pollination goes, your Bramley will be happy living near other apples that flower at the same time. Bramleys are known as triploid pollinators which means that they are pretty useless at pollinating other apples but are OK at making use of them. If you see other apple trees flowering at the same time just hope that your neighbours didn't plant triploid types as well!

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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