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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:27 am    Post subject: RIP Bramley.  Reply with quote

After two hundred years, the original Bramley apple tree is reported to be slowly dying. I know it's only a tree but it's sad to hear that it's being neglected in its final years, when apple pie lovers all over the world owe it such a lot. We've got a beautiful Bramley here at home that never lets us down, it produces loads of big apples every year for us, even though it fell over many years ago.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is such a shame. Hopefully science will be able to do something about it.

I have a very little (only 4 foot tall at the moment) Bramley apple tree in my garden and am protecting my crop of 1 apple like something possessed.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is the original Bramley where did the pip it grew from come from?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dtalbot wrote:
If it is the original Bramley where did the pip it grew from come from?


Good question!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you take a pip from a Bramley apple and grow a tree from it, you wont produce a Bramley apple tree.
To produce an apple, then a single apple blossom has to be fertilised by pollen from another tree. The pollen could have come in on a pollinating insect from a different apple tree a good distance away.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 22, 2016 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's where you get into the whole question of pollination partners for fruit trees. Game on and quite scientific.

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