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Braeburn was discovered as a chance seedling in New Zealand nearly fifty years ago. It's origin is thought to be a cross between Lady Hamilton and Granny Smith, giving the apple an attractive 'bi-colour' which is red with green under-striping. This large variety is one of the premier apples for fresh eating. Braeburn has an exceptionally crisp and juicy flesh, with a rich, full blend of sweet-tart flavour. It is a scrumptious addition to salads, or with mild cheeses, and the apple holds its shape even when cooked. Look for this variety late in the season, beginning in mid-October.
Fruit is medium to large, red striped with an orange red blush on a green-yellow background. The flesh is pale, cream colored, crisp and juicy with a pleasant subacid tart flavor.
Diploid - Requires
another variety to pollinate
Late Season, October (South Central PA)
EMLA 7A, Semi-Dwarf, Mature Height 12-15ft.
EMLA 111, Semi-Dwarf, Mature Height 18-22ft.
The fruit hangs well, comes into bearing early and is a heavy producer. Has a tendency toward biennial bearing unless thinned. Trees are nonvigorous and don't do as well on dwarf rootstocks.
Braeburn is an all around great apple for sauces, pies, cider, eating...just about anything.