One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
An English cooking apple of a large green variety with firm flesh.
- ‘I'm after a couple of Bramley apple trees for my garden.’
- ‘Mix the Bramleys, 25g / 1oz caster sugar and the cinnamon together in a bowl.’
- ‘As I write, the old Bramley apple in our garden is occupied by a variety of finches: greenfinches, chaffinches and bramblings.’
- ‘The area has an historic association with apple growing and is already home to many different types, including Bramleys, Grenadiers, Crispins and Cornish aromatics.’
- ‘But none of them have the cheerful huge knobbly sour wonderfulness of something like a Bramley.’
- ‘Last year, we gave her a pumpkin in return for some Bramley apples, which teamed up with our blackberries for some divine crumbles.’
- ‘Cooking apples are big ugly apples, commonly Bramleys, that can only be used in cooking.’
Early 20th century: named after Matthew Bramley, the English butcher in whose garden it is said to have first grown c 1850.
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