Economy or Premium SelectionEconomy - rooted into its pot but a further season before moving up a pot size.
Premium - more growth in its pot. More mature than Economy
Braeburn is a first class dessert apple. Braeburn has everything that we look for and it is easy to see why the commercial growers grew it with such gusto. Apple Braeburn is a very reliable cropper; it stores well and has a reputation of being easy to grow. It easily outstrips some of the other varieties with its complex flavour and rich juicy texture. The crunch of the apple is coupled with an instant rush of refreshing flavour which has been described as ‘encompassing the meaning of eating apples’.
Apple Braeburn originated in New Zealand during the 1950’s and quickly became a commercial success opening the gates for many new ‘supermarket apples’. Of course the taste cannot be compared to an apple you have grown yourself.
Our Apple Braeburn bare rooted trees are lifted at the start of the bare root season in November, when the apple trees become dormant, and made available through to March the following year. This period is the ideal time for economical planting. You will however have to wait a year to pick your crop as bare root trees cannot be picked in their first year. For all year round planting why not choose from our selection of container grown apple trees. They do cost more but are older, more established and ready to crop.
We use and recommend planting with friendly myccorrhizal fungi such as Rootgrow. This helps to produce a stronger root system thereby aiding establishment. We also use and can supply Blood, Fish and Bone - a tried and trusted natural all round fertilizer. Alternatively, to help give your tree the best start you can incorporate our carefully blended mix of compost to help give your tree all the vital nutrients and minerals it needs to flourish in your garden. It is good practice to firmly secure and support your tree with a good stake and tie to aid in its establishment. Download our planting guide to help you with any questions that you may have or call us on the number below and we will be pleased to help.
|Rootstock||Our Apple trees are grown on MM106 rootstocks|
|Origination||New Zealand. 1050's.|
|Growth Habit ||Upright. Semi Vigorous |
|Harvest Time ||October to November (in the UK)|
|Bare Root Maiden ||A young single stemmed first year tree||£15.50|
|Bare Root Feathered Maiden||A second year or older tree, pruned to create multiple small side branches||£19.75|
|Bare Root Half Standard ||An establishing tree with a clear stem, older than a feathered. It has been pruned and worked in the nursery by skilled hands to start creating the crown of the tree. A good ready shaped and finished tree for you to enjoy. ||£32.00|
|10 Litre Pot||Our youngest pot grown tree that is most economical for all year around planting, also ready to fruit and crop.||£38.00|