Limelight is a very good new English Apple tree that is regarded as the ‘perfect’ garden Apple tree. Well worth considering for your planting requirements, especiall for small gardens.
Limelight Apple tree – Season:
This variety can be picked in late September and eaten until late November.
Limelight - appearance:
Although not highly coloured this is an attractive apple with a very clean and shiny appearance and luminous chartreuse green/yellow colouring throughout.
Limelight apple trees – flavour:
Sweet but refreshingly juicy and crisp.
A dessert apple primarily but may also be cooked with.
Cropping & Growth
A naturally small and productive tree that is easy to grow and low maintenance, needs less pruning than some. Frost and disease resistant.
Limelight - Pollination: This variety is self fertile so ideal for the one tree garden. It is in the ‘B’ pollination group and is a good pollinator for other varieties within that group.
Tree sizes for Limelight apple trees:
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 intermediate 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.