Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or Blenheim Orange espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this product is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.
Blenheim Orange is a very old variety discovered in Oxfordshire in the 1700’s, Blenheim Orange is one of the most famous English apples.
Blenheim Orange espalier/fan Apple tree – Season:
Mid-late Season; harvest in November and enjoy through January.
Blenheim Oeange Apple - appearance:
A large dull yellow apple with some red flush.
Blenheim Orange fan/espalier apple trees – flavour:
Sub-acid to almost savoury with a slight nuttiness. Not too sweet yet not too tart, it strikes a good balance and is a very good eating variety with a crumbly cream flesh.
Very much known as a dual purpose variety, has very fine eating qualities for dessert but also cooks well so a very useful variety to have.
Cropping & Growth
Vigorous and easy to grow, largely healthy. Partly tip-bearing so better as a bush tree.
Blenheim Orange - Pollination: This variety is a Triploid so is best grown with two other mid season flowering varieties to achieve full cropping potential.