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Braeburn Apple on G.11 (Spring 2024)


A zesty, crisp apple from New Zealand.

This tree is moderately vigorous and very precocious. It will need thinning to maintain annual bearing, and it is susceptible to fireblight, scab, and powdery mildew. Braeburn is recommended for areas with long growing seasons. If you can ripen a Granny Smith, you can ripen a Braeburn. In hot climates it has a tendency to bitterpit.

Ripening just before Granny Smith, Braeburn is a medium sized apple with skin that is streaked red over a yellow-green background. The white flesh is crisp and juicy and the flavor is rich and zesty. This apple is high in both sugar and acid, making it excellent for fresh eating, baking, sauce, and juice. It stores very well.

The parentage of Braeburn is unknown. It is possibly an open-pollinated seedling of Lady Hamilton. It was discovered by O. Moran in Nelson, New Zealand, where it remains a supermarket staple, and it first arrived in America in 1984.

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This tree is moderately vigorous and very precocious. It will need thinning to maintain annual bearing, and it is susceptible to fireblight, scab, and powdery mildew. Braeburn is recommended for areas with long growing seasons. If you can ripen a Granny Smith, you can ripen a Braeburn. In hot climates it has a tendency to bitterpit.

Ripening just before Granny Smith, Braeburn is a medium sized apple with skin that is streaked red over a yellow-green background. The white flesh is crisp and juicy and the flavor is rich and zesty. This apple is high in both sugar and acid, making it excellent for fresh eating, baking, sauce, and juice. It stores very well.

The parentage of Braeburn is unknown. It is possibly an open-pollinated seedling of Lady Hamilton. It was discovered by O. Moran in Nelson, New Zealand, where it remains a supermarket staple, and it first arrived in America in 1984.


The Fruit

Fruit Type

Category: Apple
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Fruit Uses & Storage

Uses: fresh eating, cider, baking, storage, sauce
Cider classification: sweet
Storage duration: three plus months (approximate, depending on storage conditions)

Fruit Appearance

Skin color: red
Flesh color: white

Fruit Origins

Parentage: unknown
Origin: Waiwhero, Nelson, New Zealand
Introduced in: 1952
Introduced by: O. Moran

The Environment

Calendar & Geography

USDA zones: 5 - 8
Chill hours: 700
Ripening date: Nov 10 (approximate, in New York State) + 56 days after McIntosh

Tree Height & Spacing

Rootstock: G.11 Rootstock
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)
Tree spacing (natural spread of tree): 8'
Good for wildlife planting? N

Diseases & Pests

Fireblight: Susceptible
Apple Scab: Susceptible
Powdery Mildew: Susceptible

Pollination

Pollination Factors

Bloom group: 3
Is it self-fertile? N
Is it fertile? Y
Ploidy: Diploid
Rootstock size class: Dwarf (25% of Standard)

Pollination Partners

This table shows the first few results from a full search for pollenizers of Braeburn Apple on G.11. Please see our Pollenizer Search to run other queries and read how the application uses various factors. Also read more about fruit tree pollination.

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