Braeburn apple tree is considered to be a seedling of Lady Hamilton and Granny Smith. It was discovered in the early 1950’s in New Zealand. The fruit is large with a green-yellow base color and red orange stripes. The flesh is crisp, yellowish, and firm. The fruit ripens mid-October with Fuji, but before Granny Smith. It is a good keeper with 3-6 months of storage life. The tree has medium vigor and is extremely precious.
Braeburn Apple Tree
Braeburn apple tree was discovered in 1952 in New Zealand. The fruit is good for fresh eating, cider making, and processing. It ripens 10 days after Delicious. It has good storage quality and it requires low chill hours, grows in zones 5-9.
General Tree Height/Caliper: Most of our fruit trees (apple, peach, apricot, plum, pear, nectarine, quince, and cherry) are grafted/budded and are 4-6' tall with a caliper/diameter of about 1/4-3/4". Most have more than 5' height and 1/2" diameter. The other trees are seedlings, such as pawpaw, mulberry, persimmon, shade, berry, and flowering trees which range from 18-36" tall.
A rootstock primarily controls a tree's size and how early it bears fruit. Learn more about our specific rootstocks.