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Braeburn apple trees

Braeburn
Braeburn is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late late October / early November
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4
Braeburn is one of the best-flavoured supermarket apple varieties.
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Braeburn apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £60.50
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £56.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £56.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M9 rootstock £34.95
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree M9 rootstock £44.75
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR3Spindlebush bare-root tree M9 rootstock £44.00
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years)
  • BR41-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £34.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR52-year bush-trained bare-root tree M26 rootstock £43.00
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR61-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR72-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £43.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR82-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £43.50
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

Fruit tree delivery to EuropeEU delivery
This variety is also available for delivery to Europe. Contact us for details.

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.

There are numerous different sports or clones of Braeburn - these arise as natural mutations and are favoured by commercial growers because they usually more highly coloured in areas with less sunshine such as the UK. The best-known in the UK are 'Mariri Red', 'Helena' and 'Hillwell' (which we supply). The latter two are considered early ripening - although that still means late October or early November in UK conditions.

How to grow

Braeburn is generally an easy variety to grow, but it needs a long growing season. It is particularly well-suited to the intense sunlight of the southern hemisphere. It should be 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.

It is self-fertile and does not necessarily need a pollination partner to produce apples, and is a good pollinator for other varieties that flower at the same time.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

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

Braeburn characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesWarm climates

Using

  • Picking seasonVery late
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)3 months or more
  • Food usesEating fresh

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red