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 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 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.
Tree sizes for Blenheim Orange:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.