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Lord Lambourne apple trees

Lord Lambourne apple tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-September)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Lord Lambourne

Lord Lambourne was introduced in 1907 and is very much in the tradition of classic English high-quality dessert apples. It has the pleasing uniform shape - round, and not too flattened - and typical orange flush over green, with a hint of russet.

On biting into a Lord Lambourne the first thing that strikes you is the juice and acidity. The flesh is creamy-white and quite crisp, and the flavour is pleasantly strong.

Although a mid-season variety, Lord Lambourne has some of the aromatic flavours of later-ripening English aromatic varieties making it a useful variety to grow to fill the gap between early and later varieties.

Lord Lambourne apple trees for sale

Order now for delivery from 24 October (pot-grown) or December (bare-root).

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
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - 12l pot - MM106 rootstock £30.95

Bare-root fruit trees

Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £18.45
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 2-year bush-trained - bare-root - MM106 rootstock £26.95
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - own-roots £19.95 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.

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Summary features of Lord Lambourne

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Some resistance?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
    Blossom has some frost-resistance
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • UK Zone 2 - Northern UK: Yes
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Lord Lambourne

Lord Lambourne is in flowering group 2. Lord Lambourne is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Lord Lambourne apple trees

Lord Lambourne is easy to grow, and should crop reliably in most UK situations. It is a good choice for growers in areas of high rainfall, and wherever it is grown it usually produces good clean disease-free apples.

Historical details

Introduced in 1907, a cross between James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Lord Lambourne'


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