The Braeburn is a cultivar of apple that is firm to the touch with a red/orange vertical streaky appearance on a yellow/green background. Its color intensity varies with different varieties. They are known to have a burst of flavour when bitten into.
It is believed to have been discovered as a chance seedling in 1952 by the farmer O. Moran from Waiwhero in New Zealand. It was cultivated by the nursery Williams Brothers to export this variety of apples. It is thought to be a cross between Granny Smith and Lady Hamilton. The apple itself is named after the Braeburn Orchard where it was first commercially grown.
Braeburn apples have a unique combination of sweet and tart flavour. They are available October through April in the northern hemisphere and are medium to large in size. They are a popular fruit with our growers because of their ability to store well when chilled.
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