Stepover trees are used primarily for edging a border or pathway or to divide the kitche/vegetable garden. These very tiny trees are just 18” in height with two side laterals from the main stem forming a capital ‘T’ shape. The stepover tree is an ormamental addition to your garden and these trees are grown on the smallest avaailable rootstock, M27. Plant 120-150cm’s apart.
Braeburn is now one of the famous names in apples worldwide. It’s fruits are large and very crispy, with a refreshing flavour. Braeburn Apple trees need a favourable aspect and a warm autumn to develop fully. It’s origins lie in New Zealand. Braeburn apple trees have very attractive blossom.
Braeurn stepover Apple tree – Season:
This is a very late apple. Leave on the tree as long as possible before harvesting and continue to ripen in store. Best enjoyed from late November through until the Spring.
Braeburn Apple - appearance:
Large, tall, conical and olive green turning slightly more yellow as it matures fully. Variably covered by a handsome red flush.
Braeburn stepover apple trees – flavour:
Sub-acid and refreshing, the green flesh is solid, crunchy and crisp, even when fully ripe. Somewhat lacking in flavour by classic apple standards, but seems to suit todays pallette.
Primarily a dessert apple but could also be used for cooking, especially slicing for use in open tarts.
Cropping & Growth
Fairly vigorous, spurs freely so useful for cordon growing. As a bush tree demands a sheltered, warm aspect or locality.
Braeburn - Pollination: Braeburn is in ‘C’ pollination group so use varieties in the same or adjacent group to polinate.