Fruit ripening time: Late April - May
Braeburn has a sweet flavour, a good balance of tart, and a hint of spice. The complex flavour makes an excellent apple pie filling. The flesh is yellow in colour, crisp and juicy. The skin has a yellow background with an attractive red stripe.
Originating in New Zealand as a chance seedling, the exact parentage is unknown.
Uses: Eaten raw, baking and roasting, juice and sauce, stores well.
Pollinators: Akané, Cox’s Orange Pippin, Fuji, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Jonathan, Kingston Black, Pink Lady, white flowering Crabapples. Flowering group 4 and self-fertile, but pollination is improved with a pollination partner