Apple - Braeburn

Braeburn Apple

Malus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees

Braeburn Apple Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
M27 - Very dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M27 - Very dwarfing   2 years Step-over
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M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Cordon
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M9 - Dwarfing   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Espalier (1 tier)
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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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.

Main characteristics of Braeburn

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Aromatic
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Late Oct
Season of use  Dec-Mar

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  18
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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