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Braeburn Apple

Introduced from New Zealand in 1952, the Braeburn became a popular commercial apple readily available in the grocery stores as early as the 1970s. But the truth is this apple is better than any you have had from the grocery store.
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USDA ZONES: 5-10 Outdoors
 
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Braeburn Apple is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Malus domestica 'Braeburn'

Introduced from New Zealand in 1952, the Braeburn became a popular commercial apple readily available in the grocery stores as early as the 1970s. But the truth is this apple is better than any you have had from the grocery store. Grown in the home garden and picked at peak ripeness the Braeburns unique high quality is evident. A perfect balance of sugar to acid, makes this crispy crunchy apple have just the right amount of sweetness backed by just the right amount of tang. Medium to large fruit, the typical heavy set requires thinning to get the right size of this fruit and avoid limb breakage. Bears at a young age (precocious) so you don't have to wait long to enjoy a harvest. A slow to moderate grower so controlling the size and shape is a breeze. Green to yellow with an orangish to dark red blush this variety is adapted to warmer climates as well as the colder apple growing regions. Self fruitful but will require a pollinating variety in colder climates. Try Granny Smith of Fuji.
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Crisp white
Ripens:
October - November
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
regular water
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 6.5
Tree Size:
A slow grower, The Braeburn is the perfect choice for high density planting where size control is required. Easily kept below 210 feet with summer pruning
Years to Bear:
3
Pollination:
Requires Pollenizer
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
to 25° F
Primary USDA Zone Range:
5 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
500 - 600
Size & Spacing

A slow grower, The Braeburn is the perfect choice for high density planting where size control is required. Easily kept below 210 feet with summer pruning

8 to 10 Feet on Center, can be held to any size with summer pruning

Planting & Care

Apples tolerate a wide range of soil types, but like all fruit trees grow best in well-drained, loamy soil. Provide full sun favoring the morning sun with at least 8 hours of direct sunlight. Apple favor higher humidity's and moderate summer temperatures, in hot dry climates protect the tree from sunburn by providing protection from the late afternoon sun. Either by providing shade or with whitewashing the trunk. Water at least twice a week for the first year. Keep the soil evenly moist, but not wet. Mulch the tree to 3 to 4 inches deep and and 3 to 4 feet outside the canopy of the tree. To keep root cool and cut down on soil evaporation. Apples benefit from pruning to maintain size and structure. Keep trees at less than 10 feet to allow for easy care and harvest. Check with your local ag extension to find the apple care recommendations for your area.

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