Apple 'Braeburn'

Malus domestica 'Braeburn'

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

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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.

Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Braeburn apples are harvested from the end of summer.

Propagation

Cuttings

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

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.

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

Special features

Origin

New Zealand Nelson 1950s

Natural climate

Cold Interior

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Loam

Soil PH preference

Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

Culinary

Personality

Family

Rosaceae

Flower colour

Pink, White

Scent

None

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.