Expert help available for Limelight apple trees

Limelight apple trees

Limelight apple tree
  • Pick: Mid-season
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Limelight is an attractive green / yellow apple, with a crisp juicy bite and a rich apple flavour.

It is easy to grow, and ripens mid-season - usually the middle of September in the UK.

In good conditions it is quite a heavy cropper.

Limelight apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from week commencing 6th March.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity

Pot-grown fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year patio-tree - 11.5l pot - M27 rootstock £30.95
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - M26 rootstock  less than 5 in stock £29.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £29.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Very small  (1.5m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M27 rootstock £17.95 Sold outalert me
Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M9 rootstock £26.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock £18.45
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - M26 rootstock £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £17.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.45 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - own-roots £21.00 Sold outalert me

Bare-root cordon fruit trees

Small  (1.8m - 2.5m after 5-10 years) Cordon - bare-root - M9 rootstock £24.95

Trained fruit trees - pot-grown

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) Fan -12l pot - MM106 rootstock £54.95 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Pot-grown trees can be delivered from September onwards. Bare-root trees can be delivered from mid-November onwards. Within those periods you can specify your preferred month of delivery during the checkout process. It is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. See photos of trees as supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

Alternatives to Limelight apple trees

Summary features of Limelight

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

Pollination guide for Limelight

Limelight is in flowering group 3. Limelight is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Limelight apple trees

Limelight has been developed specifically for UK gardeners, with a parentage that includes such reliable garden varieties as James Grieve and Discovery. It has some disease resistance too.

Historical details

Kent, UK, 2000. Related to James Grieve, Golden Delicious, and Discovery.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Limelight'


UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.