Braeburn apple trees

  • Pick: Very late-season
  • Flowering group: 4
  • Self-fertile
  • Uses: Eat fresh 

Braeburn is one of the most important commercial apple varieties, grown in all the major warm-climate apple producing areas of the world. It has a very good flavour when grown in the right conditions, and stores extremely well.

Order now for delivery from September 2015

Braeburn apple trees for sale

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M27 rootstock £29.45
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £28.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock £28.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £28.95

Bare-root fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2015 - March 2016)

Very small  (1.5m - 2m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M27 rootstock £17.95
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year bush-trained - bare-root - M9 rootstock £17.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock £18.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £25.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £25.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Half-standard - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.95

Pot-grown cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon premium - 12l pot - M9 rootstock £27.95

Bare-root cordon fruit trees  (Deliveries November 2015 - March 2016)

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon - bare-root - M9 rootstock £22.95

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown  (Deliveries Sept 2015 - April 2016)

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan 4-arm -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £49.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Espalier 2-tier -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £49.95

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime - see our Tree Height Calculator.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Braeburn

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 4?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average
    Susceptible to fireblight?
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?
  • Mildew: Some susceptibility?
  • Fireblight: Some susceptibility?
  • Woolly aphid: Some susceptibility
  • Cedar apple rust: Very susceptible?

Uses

Identification

  • Country of origin: New Zealand
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Orange / Red
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Braeburn

Braeburn is in flowering group 4. Braeburn is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner, although fruiting may be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Braeburn apple trees

Braeburn is generally an easy variety to grow, but it needs a long growing season. It is successful in the southern UK and does very well in France and Italy. The tree will grow quite happily further north, but the apples may not ripen in a shorter growing season.

Being a commercial variety, it is well-suited to the more dwarfing rootstocks such as M9. Braeburn and most of its sports are self-fertile and do not necessarily need a pollination partner.

Historical details

Discovered in New Zealand in the 1950s, possibly a seedling of Lady Hamilton. Braeburn is popularly thought to be related to Granny Smith, but the relationship - if any - has never been proven.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Braeburn'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.