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One of the most popular commercially grown apples. Only suitable for the warmer parts of the UK.

Origin: New Zealand, 1952

Pollination: Braeburn is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop.  Pollination partners

Braeburn apple trees for sale

M27 rootstock 2 year Step-over (Very dwarfing) £37.00 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £20.50
M9 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Dwarfing) £55.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £20.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 2 year Bush (Semi-dwarfing) £33.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 1 year Espalier (1 tier) (Semi-vigorous) £34.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-vigorous) £20.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £55.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £33.50 Sold-out

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History and description of Braeburn

Braeburn apple was discovered at Waiwhero, Upper Moutere, Nelson, New Zealand. Believed to be a Lady Hamilton seedling. First grown commercially in 1952 by William Bros at Braeburn Orchards which gave the variety its name. A very successful commercial variety grown extensively in New Zealand, USA and continental Europe.

Medium sized, round-conical fruit. Smooth green to yellow skin with scarlet flush and dark red lines. Crisp, juicy, pale cream flesh. Pleasant slightly aromatic, refreshing flavour. Sweet but with plenty of balancing acidity. Needs a good summer to fully ripen in the UK. Stores very well.

Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. A self-fertile, heavy, precocious cropper. Some biennial tendency.

Characteristics of Braeburn apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date18
Pollination groupE
PollinatorsPollination partners