Braeburn

Braeburn

Family:
Rosaceae – Rose family
Species:
Malus domestica

Origin

The Braeburn was discovered 1952 as a coincidence seedling in a fruit-growing farm in New Zealand. The parent apples are probably Lady Hamilton and Cox Orange Pippin.

Fruit

The apple is conical shaped, medium to large sized, cylindric and smooth with a shining, golden skin. The colour touches scarlet red to crimson.

Flavour

The Braeburn tastes deliciously refreshing and aromatic with a pleasant sugar-acid balance and a compact bite. The flesh is firm and very juicy.

Maturity

In the beginning of October.

Storage

It may be put in cold storage until the end of February, and in CA storage until the end of June.

Recommendation

It is a versatile, very tasty apple, which is outstandingly suitable for both fresh consumption or for baking and cooking. As there is a high content on vitamin C in the fruit, it slowly turns brown after being cut.