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Braeburn



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

1-year maiden trees

These are the most versatile choice for home orchards, community fruit tree projects, and for training on in any form you require.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
MaidenMM106Semi-vigorous £23.50

2-year pre-trained trees

These trees have already had some formative training in the nursery.

FormRootstockPriceQuantity
Step-overM27Very dwarfing £45.50

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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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

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourAromatic
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeLate Oct
Season of useDec-Mar
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Pollination date18
Pollination groupE
Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners