Apple Tree - Blenheim Orange (dessert)
Origin: Woodstock, Oxford, c.1740
Apple Taste: Quite sweet, good with cheese
Flowering Group : 3, Triploid
Rootstock: M106 or M25
Size : Maiden
Harvest : September
Vigour : Strong
Mr. Kempster, a local cobbler, found the original Blenheim Orange apple tree growing against the boundary wall of Blenheim Park, where it grew until its demise in 1852. It was a popular apple among Victorians, who knew it locally as Kempster's Pippin. Fruit are pretty orange / red, sometimes biennial, and last well. The Herefordshire Pomona noted: "The plate represents not only the fruit when fit to gather from the tree, with the leaves and blossom, but also shows the rich ripe tints when it takes its place of honour on the Christmas dinner table." Blenheim Orange trees are strong limbed, with hard wood.
Supplier : R.V. Roger Ltd.
We donate half of our profit on sales of Blenheim Orange apple trees to Common Ground
See our section on Pollination Groups to help you select your apple trees.
The rootstock for all our apple trees, including Blenheim Orange, is the most vigorous available. We try to offer as many apple varieties as we can on M25 rootstock, which will produce the standard trees of a traditional orchard, where they would be planted between 6 and 8 metres apart. Please refer to our size guide for details.
All our apple trees are bare root. At the height of the lifting season there may be up to a month?s delay between placing the order and dispatching due to pressure of orders, which are dealt with in date sequence, and the weather. Orders for Blenheim Orange apple trees taken from March to September are confirmed in September ready for dispatch from November. Please note there is an overall minimum order size of £50.