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Braeburn Apple Trees - Delivered by Mail Order from the Nursery with a 1 Year Guarantee
Braeburn apple trees produce a mid to late season eating apple. They need a sunny site and are only recommended for growing in the South of England and Wales.
- Use: Eating. An invigorating, sweet & sharp flavour with a lovely crisp, juicy bite.
- Spur Bearer: suitable for cordons & espaliers, trained on wires.
- Tree's growth habit: Average vigour. Spreading form.
- Harvest: Late October
- Store & ripen in a cool, dry place: Until March
General description of Braeburn:
A well known variety with lovely bright red and yellow colouring, a superbly crisp, juicy crunch and an excellent sweet and sharp balance of powerful, fruity flavour.
Despite being a low maintenance, heavy cropping tree, Braeburns are not widely grown in Britain. They are common in supermarkets; they travel well and are at their best after a period of ripening off the tree, making them ideal for large scale imports. They also need plenty of warmth and sun, which makes them unpopular with British commercial growers in most parts of the country. That said, they have increased in popularity in Kentish orchards, where they perform well.
To avoid a disappointing flavour, we really recommend this tree for sheltered sites with full sun in Southern areas.
All of our Braeburn trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks, except for the cordons, which are grown on M9 rootstocks.
Pollination Partners for Braeburn:
Your trees are reliably self fertile, but will make the best crops when pollinated.
Braeburn is in pollination Group E.
This means that they will cross-pollinate with other apple trees in pollination Groups D, E and F.
See our Guide to Apple Tree Pollination for a full list of partners & more tips about pollination.
Braeburn Disease notes:
Disease susceptibility: Scab, Mildew, Fireblight, Bitter Pit.
History & Parentage:
A New Zealand breed that was raised in Braeburn Orchards, located in the centre of the country. It was discovered in 1952 as a chance seedling, most likely between Lady Hamilton and Granny Smith. It now accounts for nearly half the apples that are exported from New Zealand and it is also very popular in the USA.
How Apple Trees are Measured & Delivered:
Our fruit trees are delivered in up to 3 shapes and you can also buy selected apple trees as ready made cordons.
Maiden: This unbranched tree is the smallest starting size. You can train maidens into espaliers and cordons.
Cordon: Braeburn trees are spur-bearers, so they can be made into cordons and espaliers.
Bush: This is a style of freestanding tree with a short trunk of about 60cms. It will grow to about 3 metres tall.
Half-Standard: This is a freestanding style that will grow into a full sized, "normal" apple tree, about 4 metres tall.
Read our full terms and conditions here.
Delivery: The basic delivery charge for orders of bareroot plants is £9.49 + vat, which increases to £12.55 + vat if you add any pot-grown plants, standard trees or fruit trees to the order.
Because couriers sometimes experience delays, we schedule delivery by week, not by day. Therefore, please plan your planting day for the weekend at the end of the delivery week or for the week following delivery, at the earliest.
You can choose the delivery week that suits you during checkout and we will email you the day before your plants are due to arrive.
Payment: We do not charge your card until we begin to prepare your order for packing.
Guarantee: If any plants die within a year, we will replace them. We only ask that you follow our planting & growing instructions and sent us clear photographs of the dead plants in situ, so we can help to make sure that the replacement plants succeed. You only pay for the delivery of the replacements.
Please note that our guarantee is void if there is a hosepipe ban in your area: your newly planted hedging must be watered in dry weather while it is establishing. The best way to water is very thoroughly every few days: at least once a week if there is no heavy rain.
Our nursery has been supplying container grown and bareroot hedging plants to gardeners, farmers and town planners since 1949. Our website started in 2003, so we do understand the concerns that you may have about buying hedging plants online. If any of your plants are damaged when they arrive or if you are otherwise not satisfied with your order after you inspect it, please repackage it and contact us. We will give you a refund or send replacements and send a courier to come and collect the unwanted plants.
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