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Apple 'Braeburn'

Malus domestica 'Braeburn'

Also known as

Apple, Appel (Afr.), Apple Tree 'Braeburn'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

4m

Max

4m

2m

Min

2m

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Braeburn apples are harvested from the end of summer.

Overview

Apple trees are deciduous and require long cold winters. For best results ask a local nursery for advice on optimal choices in terms of rootstock, varieties and cross pollinators. Braeburn has a green to yellow skin with orange to red stripes. A bi-colored variety, the thin yellow skin of the Braeburn apple is covered with a red to orange blush and highlighted with red stripes. The stripes and blush vary in hue dependent upon the apples maturity and the climate in which it ripened. Itneeds cool nights and direct sun to redden up! The crisp flesh is creamy yellow and juicy, offering a classic apple taste. The Braeburn apple’s flavor is the perfect balance of sweet and just slightly tart with subtle hints of pear and cinnamon.

Common problems

Diseases include Scab, Powdery Mildew, Cedar Apple Rust, Fire Apple Blight. Pests include false codling moth and fruit fly. Braeburn are prone to Bitterpit - prevent by adding Calcium during fruit growth stages.

    Propagation

    Seed

    Seed need cold stratification. Then often the seedling revert back to wils small apples, therefor known cultivar is often grafted or budded on seedlings.

    Cuttings

    Graft Braeburn from certified material unto a new rootstock to make new Braeburn trees.

    Special Features

    Hedge plant

    Apple trees can be tree-trained or espaliered into interesting shapes including hedge screens.

    Crop rotation

    Do not plant an apple tree where previous one grew - rather use the soil for vegetables or other fruit crops.

    Autumn colour

    Uses

    Culinary

    Medicinal