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Britain's No.1 eating apple!
Apple 'Braeburn' produces huge crops of bi-coloured, smooth skinned, crisp and juicy fruits. This well known variety earns its popularity by being easy to grow, early to crop from a young age, and having excellent storage potential. The heavy crops of flavoursome apples can be harvested in October and will store for up to 4 months.
This variety is not self-fertile. For the heaviest crops it is best grown with another variety. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as a suitable pollinator.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
Culinary note: A top pick for tarte tatin because of its rich, tart flavour. Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
Kitchen Garden, Wildlife Gardens
Up to 250cm (98.4in)
Up to 250cm (98.4in)
Easy for all|easy
A little experience|achievable with guidance
1 root wrap apple tree (M9 Rootstock) (T40205 )
1 x 12 litre potted apple plant (MM106 Rootstock) (TKA0859)
1 x 11.5 litre potted apple plant (M27 Rootstock) (TKA1743)
2 x 12 litre potted apple plants (MM106 Rootstock) (TKA0860)
2 x 11.5 litre potted apple plants (M27 Rootstock) (TKA1744)
Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water apple trees during particularly dry periods.
Pruning apple trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about six main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.
In order to produce the best quality, largest apples, the fruits should be thinned in July leaving two apples remaining per cluster.
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