Bramley (or Bramley's Seedling to give it its full name) is the most famous English cooking apple. Large, flat, green with a few red stripes on one side. It is sour and full of apple flavour when cooked. It cooks to a puree or sauce and is ideal for apple crumble, apple sauce and pies. The original tree was planted in England as a pip in 1809. We start picking them in March or April.