‘Braeburn’ in the most popular dessert apple in the UK. Discovered in New Zealand in 1952, it is named after the orchard where it was first grown.
Famous for its incredibly juicy, firm, white fleshed fruits with greenish yellow skins streaked with orange and red, its flavour is considered to have a perfect balance of sweetness and acidic tartness. This refreshing taste sensation is what makes this such a popular apple.
Beautiful pale pink blossom in April and May is followed by the large fruit that can be picked from late September. They keep very well if kept cool, easily lasting until January, so don’t worry too much about the bumper crop that ‘Braeburn’ will deliver as you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy eating it. Although it’s a dessert apple, it’s wonderful in puddings such as tarts because it maintains its shape and flavour and doesn’t release too much liquid.
‘Braeburn’ is self-fertile, so it doesn’t need another apple nearby to pollinate it. However, the already excellent harvest will increase further if there is one.
Supplied as a bare root tree, 1.2 m (4 ft) tall on a dwarfing M9 rootstock, growing to a height and spread of 2.5 m (8 ft).