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Apple 'Braeburn'

Malus pumila 'Braeburn'

Apple (Eng.), Appel (Afr.)

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.

Geography

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
White with pink buds
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 Calsium during fruit growth stages.

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