The Braeburn apple tree produces one of our most well known late season apples of very high quality. The Braeburn apple tree was first discovered early 1950's as a chance seedling in New Zealand. It is thought to be a cross between Granny Smith apple and Lady Hamilton apple. The Braeburn apple is medium to large size with orangish-red blush over a green-yellow background. Quite tart and firm, good for eating and makes a fabulous pie. Braeburn apple tree is popular in many commercial coastal orchards and is named after Braeburn Orchard in New Zealand where it was first commercially grown. Very precocious in bearing. Please see below for further information on our organically grown Braeburn apple trees for sale.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.