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Apples, Braeburn

Markon First Crop (MFC) Braeburn Apples exceed USDA standards for color and shape, offering consistent texture, sugar levels, color, and taste.

Product Details

Shelf Life:
Julian pack date.
Ethylene Producing:
Yes
Ethylene Sensitive:
Yes
Kosher:
No
Sizing:
Size designations are based on the approximate number of apples that fit in a 40-lb. carton, so the larger the number, the smaller the apple.
Grades:
Both U.S. and Washington State grade apples based on color and percentage of defects. Specifically, grading is based on skin color, shape, scarring (caused by branches rubbing the fruit), Brix - Granny Smith only (Brix is a measure of sugars/sweetness in the fruit; it is expressed as degrees.) Grades (from best to good quality): Washington Extra Fancy Premium (WX PRE), Washington Extra Fancy 1 (WX 1), Washington Extra Fancy 2 (WX 2), U.S. Extra Fancy (USX), Washington Fancy (WF).

Available Offerings from Markon for Apples, Braeburn

Description Net Weight Pack GTIN UPC
Apples, Braeburn 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 100 COUNT USX 0 06 11628 93200 2 6 11628 93200 2
Apples, Braeburn 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 125 COUNT WF 2 06 11628 93210 5 6 11628 93210 1
Apples, Braeburn 40 pounds or 18 kilograms 138 CT WF 2 06 11628 93211 2 6 11628 93211 8

Storage Tips:

Refrigerate and keep at high humidity; apples give off ethylene and are sensitive to it, so store appropriately.

Handling Tips:

Handle with care to prevent bruising and decay. Rinse whole fruits and vegetables in clean running water prior to using.

General Usage Ideas

  • Chop Idaho potatoes and apples into cubes; mix with olive oil and salt; roast with rosemary.
  • Accent brown rice or stuffing with fresh cranberries, sautéed mushrooms, and chopped apples.

Fall / Winter Usage Ideas:

  • Top potato soup with sautéed MFC Braeburn Apples, RSS Sliced Onions, mushrooms, and MFC Thyme
  • Mix diced MFC Braeburn Apples with cinnamon and butter; stuff under skin of Cornish game hens; bake
  • Core MFC Braeburn Apples; fill with mascarpone cheese, currants, and MFC Thyme; bake

Spring / Summer Usage Ideas:

  • Line baguette sandwiches with basil mayonnaise, slices of MFC Braeburn Apples, honey-roasted turkey, and MFC Arugula
  • Top spring mix leaves with warm grilled duck, MFC Braeburn Apple slices, and chopped hazelnuts; drizzle all with an apple cider-tarragon vinaigrette
  • Stew MFC Braeburn Apples with cloves and cider; serve with honey ham

Did You Know?

Washington apple growers who pack Markon First Crop are the largest and most sophisticated in the industry, with the most rigorous quality control standards. Their electronic sorting machines guarantee consistent size and grade in every box. Washington apples are 'put to sleep' during storage season using a process called Controlled Atmosphere (CA) Storage. The fruit is placed in large, airtight refrigerated rooms where temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity are carefully controlled. This storage method slows respiration, which in turn slows ripening, so the apples stay firm and crisp for months. Washington's harvest begins as follows (depending on weather conditions): Gala and Golden Delicious - Mid-August; Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Fuji - Early September; Braeburn - October. California apple shipments typically begin in January and continue until supplies are exhausted.