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Blenheim Orange Apple Tree

SKU: FRU0251

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Wonderful dual purpose apple with an Oxfordshire bloodline
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The Highlights

    • RHS Award winner
    • First planted in Woodstock, near Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, 1740
    • Cooks down to a perfect puree with real body. For best results, cook from early October onwards
    • For eating fresh, allow to ripen for a month or so longer to develop a sweeter flavour
    • Late Harvest, Oct/Nov - Keeps for up to 2 months
    • Max size H3m x W3m Despite being a naturally vigorous tree, when growing Blenheim Orange on a M26 you can restrict to a much more manageable size. Lefts to its own devices it would grow to 10m+
    • Not self fertile - Pollination Group 3 Requires pollinating by another apple tree within a mile's radius. They need to flower at the same time. Apples in the same pollination group, or one either side, can pollinate each other. In built up areas it is unlikely that there won't be a suitable pollinating partner within a mileMORE
    • Biennial - fruit requires thinning every other year Biennial trees fruit really heavy one year then much lighter the year after, on two year cycles. There can often be too much fruit in the first year, so you should thin (remove) some to take the weight off the branches, or they can snap. In the second year, you may get a disappointing crop.MORE
    • Our potted trees are supplied in EcoPots™. Eco pots use 70% less plastic and are fully recyclable, unlike normal single use pots. They flex and so produce less root spiralling and travel better in the post.MORE
    • Our trees are usually between 18 and 36 months old at the time of dispatch.
    • Our trees are professionally pruned before dispatching. This formative pruning can involve cutting the main leader, if the expert tree growers decide this will produce a better shaped tree. This can stop the tree becoming "leggy", and promote stronger, bushier growth.MORE

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Excellent Pest Resistance
Keeps Well
Most Popular Apple Variety
Top Performer
Very Juicy
Self Fertile

Care Guide

Water in well when planting - read on for ongoing care

Water in thoroughly when planting. For bare root trees, you won't need to water regularly going forward, only water in dry spells when needed. You should be able tell because the leaves will start to wilt and droop. If a container grown tree, it will need more watering until its roots are established. It should be watered every other day or so for the first few months. Then reduce to twice a week until autumn. In the second year it should have a established enough root system to support itself, just water when required as explainded above for bare roots. When watering a tree it is important to give a good soaking. It is better to water heavy and less frequently than little and often as this encourages the roots to grow down into the ground.MORE

No need to feed

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Know Your Plant

Supplied as:

9L Eco Pots
This tree is supplied in a 9L Eco Pot, which is approx W15 x H30cm. Eco Pots use 70% less plastic then traditional pots and can be recycled easily. A 9L pot allows ample space for good root development and can support a good size tree.
Bare Root
Our bare root trees are lifted fresh from the field, wrapped in a moisture retentive covering and packed straight away. You can be sure they will be fresh when they arrive. In winter, you can store for several weeks if kept in a cool, dark spot. Later in spring, when the temperature rises, you will want to plant within a few days of arrival.

Height on arrival:

130-150cm
130-150cm

Eventual height:

3m
3m

Eventual spread:

3m

Tasting notes:

Nutty, slightly sour early flavour, leave until November for a sweeter taste. Crispy texture

Time to first crop:

1 year
You may see your first apples the first year after planting, but don't expect substantial crops until the 3/4th year. Some advise thinning the fruit in the first few years so that the tree can concentrate its energy on establishing strong roots and growing.
1 year
You may see your first apples the first year after planting, but don't expect substantial crops until the 3/4th year. Some advise thinning the fruit in the first few years so that the tree can concentrate its energy on establishing strong roots and growing.

Hardiness:

Fully Hardy
Doesn't require any protection from frost

Self fertile:

Not self fertile
Requires a pollinating partner to produce fruit. In most built up areas, it is unlikely there will not be a suitable tree close enough to pollinate, but in rural areas you should consider making sure there is another tree in the same pollination group within a mile.

Pollination group:

3
Pollination groups relate to the time of the year when a tree flowers. Trees that flower at the same time can pollinate each other, which helps produce fruit if not self fertile, and can still improve yields even if they are. Trees can usually pollinate a group either side of their own; i.e "2" can Pollinate 1, 2, and 3

Uses:

Eating and Cooking

Rootstock:

M26 Dwarfing
Apple tree varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. M26 apple trees tend to only reach 3m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders.
M26 Dwarfing
Apple tree varieties are usually grown by grafting them to rootstocks. This has benefits for pest resistance, genetics and the efficiency of propagation. Importantly, it also limits the height of a tree to a more manageable, specific height. M26 apple trees tend to only reach 3m tall, perfect for smaller spaces or those afraid of stepladders.

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