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Fruit tree comparison - Blenheim Orange
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Blenheim Orange

Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.  Remove this variety from the comparison


Gardening skill? Some needed
Cropping Good
Fertility? Not self-fertile
Flowering group? 3
Pollinating others? Poor
Ploidy? Triploid
Vigour? Very large
Precocity? Slow to start bearing
Bearing regularity? Biennial tendency
Fruit bearing? Partial tip-bearer
Fruit persistence? Normal ripening


Picking season? Late
Use / keeping? 1-2 months
Flavour quality? Good
Flavour style Sharper
Cooking result Puree

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Overall disease resistance? Average


Country of origin United Kingdom
Period of origin 1700 - 1749
Fruit colour Orange flush
Leaf colour Green