Braeburn

(striped and sweet)


Discovered in New Zealand on property of O.Moran, Waiwhero, Upper Montere, Nelson.
Introduced and grown commercially by William Bros. Braeburn Orchards.  By 1970 there were two forms recognised, one maturing earlier than the other.  Needs a hot summer to mature fully in UK, grown commercially in all warm apple growing areas of the world.

Large dessert size, round/conical, distinctly flattened at base and apex.  Lopsided, irregular, tendency to be flat sided.
A solid feeling, heavy apple with a smooth dry waxy feeling to skin – not greasy.  Skin fairly thick
Yellow green, orange red flush with scarlet/orange indistinct stripes, finally bright crimson with darker indistinct stripes.
Lenticels pale , show well on flush.

Cavity Deep and wide, usually no russet, occasionally a very small amount
Stalk medium, above cavity, usually to one side
Basin fairly wide, fairly shallow
Eye closed, fairly large
Sepals long, tightly convergent, then reflexed
Flesh green cream, juicy, crisp, refreshing rather than strong taste, keeps its flavour in store.

Tube wide cone then into funnel, Stamens median, Core open star shape, axile, plentiful pips

Tree vigorous

Flowering seven days after Cox’s Orange Pippin, self fertile  Pollination Group E

Season : January to March