Apple (Malus) Blenheim Orange


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An old favourite among heritage apples and widely grown across the UK. Apple ‘Blenheim Orange’ produces large, handsome fruits with orange-red striped skins, a slightly nutty flavour and a soft texture. It makes a good eating apple, but its flavour is best enjoyed when cooked into thick purees or sliced into pies, where it will remain firm without disintegrating. Fruits can be harvested in late September and October, storing well until November. This vigorous variety shows excellent resistance to mildew. Although sometimes slow to start fruiting when young, it is common to see older trees cropping with such abundance that fruits may need to be thinned!Apple rootstocks:M27 – Extreme dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 1.5m (5′)M9/ Pajam 9/ P9 – Dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 2.5m (8′)M26 – Dwarf reaching a mature height of 2.5-3m (8-10′)M6 – Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 3m (10′)MM106 – Semi dwarf reaching a mature height of up to 4m (13′)This variety is not self-fertile. For the heaviest crops it is best grown with another variety. If you only have room for one tree then make sure that a neighbour has a tree close by that can act as a suitable pollinator. Pollination Group 3 Triploid – Cooking and Eating AppleEstimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.Some parts of these flowers are edible.

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