Braeburn Apple Tree
Ornamental Tree with Delicious Fruit
The Braeburn Apple Tree is an ornamental tree that produces delicious fruit. Plant one for its decorative features in the front yard or several in a back or side yard to ensure a larger harvest.
Braeburn apples are crisp and juicy. You’ll enjoy their sweet flavor combined with a tart edginess that really brings out the one-of-a-kind tang that Braeburn exudes. They are medium to large, round apples that are yellow-green with red striping. They keep their quality for months in cold storage, so you can easily manage your harvest for future use.
Your Braeburn Apple tree can grow up to 15 feet tall with an equal spread. Its ornamental features are only second to the outstanding fruit production.
White flowers appear in spring, followed by large apples mid-October. The production of both the fruit and flowers is prolific, providing an abundance of both bounty and beauty. The flowers will attract bees, butterflies and hummingbirds.
We take pride in delivering the highest quality plants with healthy roots and full, well-established stems and foliage. Our fruit trees are always in high demand. Quantities are limited. Order now to avoid disappointment.
* Delicious Yellow Green Striped Fruit
* Ripens in Mid October
* Stores Well for Months
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Classic Taste, Adaptable Nature
The story of the Braeburn Apple is a short one, but rich in detail.
The Braeburn Apple was introduced at a time when most of the classic and heirloom apples had all but disappeared from the commercial market. Gone were the apples with strong traits of flavor, where sugar and sweetness were not the principal ingredient.
The Braeburn was discovered as a chance seedling at the farm of O. Moran in Waiwhero, near Motueka, New Zealand in 1952. Moran nurtured a seedling that naturally grew in amongst the Lady Hamilton and Granny Smith apples nearby. Braeburn is thought to be a cross of these two varieties.
The seedling, once it fruited, was determined to have commercial export potential and was consequently picked up and grown by the Williams Brothers Nursery. Still not named, the seedling was first grown commercially by the Braeburn Orchards of Motueka, New Zealand and received its name from these growers.
The Braeburn Apple gained quick popularity both in the commercial market were warmer climate apple growers were impressed with its adaptation and the home garden market looking for an apple with the classic flavors.
This all-purpose apple soon gained worldwide recognition and by the early 1980's could be found growing in markets in New Zealand, Chile, France, Italy, England and the United States. Introduced into Washington State in the early 1980's, the Braeburn has become one of the top 5 apples grown by the largest apple producing state in the country.
The Braeburn remains as popular in the home garden market as an earlier ripening selection of the late season varieties. Considered one of the first bi-colored varieties to gain appreciation; the complex flavor and firm texture makes it desirable for fresh eating and almost all cooking and baking needs. The ability to store for up to a month under refrigeration is also a valued quality.
With the resurrection of interest in the classic and Heirloom selections of apples today, the Braeburn could be credited with awakening the public's tastes for flavor beyond just sweetness.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Malus 'Braeburn'|
|Mature Height||Semi-Dwarf: 15 - 20 feet|
|Soil Type||Well Drained|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||3 - 5 years|