A well loved Heritage variety
Fruits can be eaten fresh or cooked into pies and purees
Excellent resistance to Mildew
Pollination Group 3 Triploid - Cooking and Eating Apple
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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!
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 Apple
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.
2 bare root trees (KB4349)
Fruit trees do not suffer weed competition well. Keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. In spring, while the ground is moist, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost around the base of the tree, taking care not to mound it up against the stem. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer. Feed and water apple trees during particularly dry periods.
Pruning apple trees begins immediately after planting. Remove the central stem to just above the highest side branch. For the following 3 years, prune only the tips of the remaining main branches by one third in winter. Aim for about six main branches which will form the frame of your tree, with fruiting sub branches growing off of them. From the fourth year, some sub branches can be pruned out at the union where they join the main branch, to allow new sub branches to take their place.
In order to produce the best quality, largest apples, the fruits should be thinned in July leaving two apples remaining per cluster.
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Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3