Apple Tree - Brith Mawr
Origin: Newport, 19th Century
Apple Taste: sharp eater, good puree
Flowering Group : 3
Size : Maiden
Harvest : September
Vigour : Medium
So far as I can make out, "brith mawr" means something like "speckled big" in Welsh (help me out here!), which I imagine refers to the handsome apples of this almost forgotten variety. Odd though, because they're said to be stripey - but they do look a bit blotchy in the photo.
Brith Mawr used to be very popular in South Wales as both a sharp eater and reliable cooker; why it should have almost disappeared is a mystery.
Supplier : Tom Adams Fruit Tree Nursery
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We supply apple trees on the most vigorous rootstocks available. They were created specifically for use in the UK and produce healthy, heavy cropping trees for our weather conditions. MM106 produces a good garden sized apple tree, between 3 and 4 metres tall. Grown as a free standing tree it won't need staking, although initially best to use a cane to support your new plant. M25 rootstock will produce the 4m plus standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
Like all our apple trees, we offer Brith Mawr bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month's delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.