Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit
Crisp, sweet and juicy dessert apple
Easy to grow, self-fertile and disease resistant
Long cropping season from mid-September
Pollination Group 3/Self-Fertile - Eating Apple
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Rich and juicy dessert apples with lovely pale yellow-green skins are produced in abundance. This heavy cropping variety has a refreshing, crisp texture that’s delicious eaten fresh or made into juice. Apple ‘Limelight’ is easy to grow with a neat, compact habit and superb disease resistance. This variety has a long cropping season from September and fruits will store nicely until November.
This variety is self-fertile and does not require a pollination partner.
Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.
How to grow fruit trees Fruit rootstock guide
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Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.
2 x 11.5 Litre Potted Trees (M27 Rootstock) (TKA1756)
1 x 11.5 Litre Potted Tree (M27 Rootstock) (KA1755)
1 x 12 Litre Potted Tree (MM106 Rootstock) (KB2303)
1 x 12 Litre Potted Tree (M26 Rootstock) (KB2304)
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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