Tucked away in a cottage garden in Southwell, you’ll find the single tree responsible for all Bramley Apples grown in the UK today.
The humble tree was planted from a pip more than 200 years ago in 1809, in the garden of a young girl named Ann Brailsford. It first began bearing fruit in the 1830s when a butcher called Matthew Bramley moved into the property belonging to the garden.
Later, the apples were spotted by local nurseryman Henry Merryweather, who asked if he could make cuttings from the tree to reproduce it’s perfect specimens. Bramley agreed on the condition that the apples took his name and the nation’s classic cooking apple was