Blenheim Orange is a popular traditional English apple variety. Although it can be eaten fresh if you like a sharp flavoured apple, it is best considered a culinary apple, and it cooks to a stiff puree. It grows into a big impressive tree and makes a good feature tree in a larger garden.
This is slow-growing long-lived variety which takes a while to get into its stride. The English pomologist Robert Hogg, writing at the end of the 19th century, noted that Blenheim Orange "... when it becomes a little aged, it bears regular and abundant crops".
Blenheim Orange is believed to date back to early 18th century. It was discovered growing near Blenheim Palace. The parentage is unknown.
Custom graft varieties: Order before March 2023. Delivery in December 2023.
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