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Braeburn apple trees

Malus domestica
Braeburn is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Very late late October / early November
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 4

Braeburn is one of the most important commercial apple varieties, grown in all the major warm-climate apple producing areas of the world. It has a very good flavour when grown in the right conditions, and stores extremely well. It is a good choice for the home orchard, provided you are in an areay with a warm autumn climate.

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Braeburn organic apple trees for sale

  • 1Maidentree on M9 rootstock23.25€
    Small tree (1.5m-2.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 2Maidentree on M116 rootstock23.95€
    Medium tree (2m-3.5m after 10 years) Bare-root
  • 3Maidentree on Bittenfelder rootstock23.25€
    Very large tree (5m-6m+ after 10 years) Bare-root
Delivery countries
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovakia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
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Growing and Training

Braeburn is generally an easy variety to grow, bit it does best in areas with warm climates and a long growing season.

It is self-fertile and does not necessarily need a pollination partner to produce apples, and is a good pollinator for other varieties that flower at the same time.


Braeburn was discovered in New Zealand in the 1950s, and is possibly a seedling of Lady Hamilton.

Braeburn characteristics

  • Gardening skillAverage
  • Self-fertilitySelf-fertile
  • Flowering group4
  • Disease resistanceAverage - Susceptible to fireblight
  • Picking seasonVery late - late October / early November
  • Season of use3 months or more
  • Food usesEating fresh
  • Cold hardiness (USDA)Zone 6 (-23C)Zone 7 (-18C)Zone 8 (-12C)Zone 9 (-7C)Zone 10 (-1C)
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)
  • Chill requirementLow-chill - A borderline case - only needs about 700 hours
  • Country of originNew Zealand
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourOrange / Red