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Red Braeburn

Red Braeburn

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Braeburn-Red Braeburn Apple

Malus domestica 'Braeburn'

Braeburn is one of the most popular apples in the produce section. It is a large, conical, very dense fleshed red apple with a nice sweet, but tart flavor. Remeniscent of Jonathan in some ways. Very crisp and juicy. It is one of the latest picking apples in the fall. Wait as long as possible for the best quality--- wait for its background color to change from green to yellow.


12-16 Feet



10-15 Feet


Hardiness Zone


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1123 Red Braeburn Apple on Dwarf (EMLA 26) root, Large 1/2-5/8" caliper grade $26.99 Add to Cart

Malus domestica 'Braeburn'
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips

Braeburn is very late harvesting, but an early to mid-season bloomer. It will bear heavy crops, but young trees can take a few years to set nice crops, even though there may be a multitude of blooms. The trees is only moderately vigorous, so trim to maintain proper vigor. Braeburn can be very susceptible to fire blight.


A Little History about Braeburn-Red Braeburn Apple

Braeburn was found as a seedling in New Zealand around 1952 and has become world famous. When introduced in the US in the 1980's, Grandpa was really impressed and planted it as soon as he could get his hands on some.

Malus domestica 'Braeburn' Characteristics & Attributes

Bloom Character
Mid-season blooming
Pollinizer needed
Fruit Characteristics
Large fruit
Growth Rate/Habit
Average vigor
Very vigorous
Early to bear
Very productive
Harvest Period
Very late season
Late fall
Other Attributes
Long-term keeper
Very crisp
Very juicy
Site Requirements
Full Sun
Skill Required
Average skill
Good for sauce
Juice or Cider
High dessert quality
Cooking or baking
Good for pies