Royal Braeburn 

Interesting selection for Northern Europe because of its attractive appearance with rapid production entry.

Parents:

Mutation von Braeburn aus Neu Zeeland

Growth:

medium to slow growing, comparable with standard Braeburn,
shoot growth: Type III (falling growth)

Blossom:

Blossom time medium to late, regular and very dense blossom beset, diploid.
Pollinator varieties: Granny Smith, Gala, Idared etc.
(Red Delicious -30% Malus Golden Gem +70%, Malus INRA® Perpetu (-s-) Evereste)

Ripeness:

Late variety, fruit ripe for picking mid until the end of October, ripe for consumption, comparable to Lochbui.

Storage:

in cold storage unitl March, and up to June in CA-storage (CA = Controlled Atmosphere)

Appearance:

fruit medium-sized to large, excellent coloration: light to purple, striped, very attractive

Quality:

fruit pulp: very firm (to the bite) and crisp, typical of Braeburn

Taste:

juicy, sweet, sourishsourish, fine aroma

Crop yield:

Fast production entry, excellent yield, slightly susceptible to alternate bearing.

Special notes:

Prone to bitter pit, if the tree does not bring enough yield. Medium degree of susceptibility to scab. Slight thinning recommended.