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C4 SELF FERTILE BARE ROOT Braeburn, Eating Apple, 1-2m Tall, Fruits November, CRISP + FIRM + VERY POPULAR **FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY + FREE 100% TREE WARRANTY**

bare root Braeburn eating apple tree
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 £35.00 
Available Options:
Rootstock Qty
2 Year Bush MM106 grows 3.5m * default  

Buy Our Bare Root Apple Trees Because...... 

Bare Root Braeburn Apple Tree Click the link for Containerised Braeburn Apple

The Braeburn apple tree is one of the more popular apples, not because of its joke telling abilities or connections to famous people but because of the crispiness, flavour and longer shelf life (3 months or more). Not suitable for North West Scotland or other areas of the UK with similar "make your average penguin cry" weather.

Popular with commercial growers as it is easy to grow, produces large harvests of apples and even produces early compared to its apple peers.

Originating from New Zealand in the 1950's, its detailed history is not known. We know that the name Braeburn comes from the Braeburn Orchards where it was first grown commercially. It is thought to be a seedling of a variety called Lady Hamilton with the other parent not known (interesting to note that even mother nature has her fair share of single parents).

The apple professionals out there describe the apple as "should be the bench mark that other apples are compared to. Snaps cleanly to the bite, with a sharp, refreshing balance of sweetness with a strong rush of apple flavours" OR in terms us simple folk can understand "one of the tastiest and very popular".

If you thought shop purchased Braeburn apples were good, wait until you try ones grown yourself. The commercial growers pick them just before they are ripe and although there is some improvement as they are stored, they are arguably much better picked when ripe. The more red they have the riper they are. Look out for the very fat and red ones but don't mistake a sun burned Eamon Holmes sitting on a branch as an apple.

Most Important Information

Month Of Fruiting: November
Type Of Apple: Eating..or using as a temprary ornament if you are that way inclined?
Fertility: (C4) SELF-FERTILE. Does not require another apple tree to produce fruit however another apple tree in group C3,C4 or C5 close by will increase fruit yield.



Bare Root Apple Tree Jargon Explained
The options we give you when selecting an Apple tree are made up of the following terms. 

  M25 Mature height around 4.5 + metres, slower to reach full fruit production but much more of it.  
  MM106 Mature height of around 3.6 metres, slower to reach full fruit production but more of it compared to M9, M26 and M27.  
  M9 Grows to a final height of around 2.5 metres. Reaches full fruiting potential quite quickly.  
  M26 Grows to a final height of around 3.0 metres. Reaches full fruiting potential quite quickly.  
  M27 Grows to a final height of around 1.5 metres. Reaches full fruiting potential quickly.  
  Straight Lead 1m or clear trunk i.e. no branches    
  Cordon Pruned to produce apples very quickly (1-3 years), favoured with commercial growers. More columnar than round shape. Less of a harvest compared to MM106.  
  Bush Clear stem of 45cm before branches grow out. A vase like shape with an open centre.   
  Half Standard Clear stem of  around 1 m. Conventional tree shape e.g. lollipop,  allowing easy grass mowing or companion planting.  
  Maiden 1-2 years old, no pruning or shaping has taken place. A blank slate for you to shape and train e.g. fan or espalier. Not advisable to plant and leave, will need pruning for 2 more years.   
  Patio Ideal for container growing. Usually comes with a root stock that keeps the fruit tree quite small so can be grown in pots.  
  Self Fertile Will produce fruit without another apple tree nearby.  
  C1,C2,C3,C4,C5 If your apple tree is NOT SELF FERTILE (they will be listed if they are) then you will need a second apple tree nearby of a similar number i.e. the same or one above or one below. So an apple tree from a C3 requires a C2, C3 or C4 planted close by for it to produce fruit. Triploids are an exception, see below.  
  Bare Root Available from November to March only. Comes with no pot or dirt around roots and is cheaper than potted options. Orders purchased outside this time will be held for delayed delivery until the next season starts.  
  1 or 2 Year How old the tree is. The roots are usually 2 years older than the rest of the tree.  
  TRIPLOID You have a selfish tree. It will be pollinated by other trees but the pollen it has to offer is useless. See TRIPLOID POLLINATION for more information.  

Planting A Maiden Apple Tree And Leaving
The tree will grow but will likely have problems. You may have long thin branches that snap under the weight of a heavy apples crop, the foliage could become too dense trapping moisture and allowing disease in and it may have an odd unbalanced shape to it. We strongly advise pruning for 3 years. Have a look on Youtube for pruning maiden fruit trees.  
   
Bare Root Apple Tree Ages And Heights
Heights vary depending on root stock however 1.25 to 2 metres tall is an average apple tree height at delivery.

Bareroot Season
All bare root plants need to be planted between November and March whereas our containerised apple trees can be planted all year round. Height can be restricted by pruning or putting the apple tree in a container to restrict growth (minimum 30 litres, smaller the pot, smaller the tree will be)

Select the root stock you desire from the list above or if you are unsure, telephone us on 0800 043 1057 or use the enquiry page.

Fruit Tree Heights
Taller does not mean more value for money. A 1 year old fruit tree can easily be substantially higher than a 2 year old, this is because they are hard pruned at 1 year old to create the desired shape. Some trees have over 100cm of height removed. They can then have another pruning at 2 years old to increase fruit growing real estate. Most fruit trees will benefit from having a third to half of the seasons new growth cut back in the Autumn to prevent long whippy branches which break easily. Age and pruning completed determine real value. 

Do I Need To Stake My Bare Root Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.  

All Our Trees Are Grown In The UK
As far as we know, none of our trees have sneaked off for holidays abroad and so are UK Grown.

Planting In The Corner Of A Garden
Air and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy. 

1 Year Maiden Bare Root Trees
If you plant a 1 Year maiden tree and do not prune it at all, it will grow a little more upright and have more clear stem. 

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