'Braeburn' Apple Tree 4-5ft,Self-Fertile,Ready to Fruit,Crisp & Aromatic
'Braeburn' Malus Self-Fertile Apple Tree 4-5 ft
These are BARE ROOTED plants which can be planted from the end of October 2017 - May 2018 and will be dispatched as soon as the weather turns cold and they become dormant.The dispatch date depends on the Autumn temperature and varies from year to year.
Very popular colourful eating apple, crisp, firm, aromatic and juicy. Now grows well here but enjoys a sheltered, sunny spot.Handily, its also self fertile.
Common Name: Apple
Skill Level: Beginner
Exposure: Full sun
Soil type: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline
The Braeburn is a cultivar of apple that is firm to the touch with a red/orange vertical streaky appearance on a yellow/green background. Its color intensity varies with different varieties. They are known to have a burst of flavor when bitten into.
It is believed to have been discovered as a chance seedling in 1952 by the farmer O. Moran from Waiwhero in New Zealand. It was cultivated by the nursery Williams Brothers to export this variety of apple. It is thought to be a cross between Granny Smith and Lady Hamilton.The apple itself is named after Braeburn Orchard where it was first commercially grown.
Braeburn apples have a unique combination of sweet and tart flavour. They are available October through May in the northern hemisphere and are medium to large in size. They are a popular fruit for growers because of their ability to store well when chilled
It is self-fertile and does not need a pollination partner
For better fruiting plant a compatible partner:
Cornish Aromatic, Discovery, Elstar, Fiesta, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Greensleeves, Grenadier, Howgate Wonder, James Grieve, Katy, Laxton's Superb, Malus Evereste, Malus John Downie, Red Devil, Spartan, Worcester Pearmain
Healthy tree despatched swiftly
This Braeburn tree arrived fast, travelling from N Ireland, the width of England to reach us here on the East Coast. It was well packed and, although it had only a small root system, looks healthy. We planted it that afternoon, despite stormy weather. That way we could find a protected spot easily:)
Now to be patient as I imagine we won't see apples until sumer 2019. A well priced tree and the people at beechwood trees seem very knowledgable and are certainly helpful.
I recommend this nursery to buy good trees at good prices.
Bought a Braeburn and a Cox apple tree - both bare root, plus some raspberries canes, they arrived pretty quickly, very well packed, and all looking in very good condition. We planted them straight away, as the soil was prepared already, and now fingers crossed they will take.