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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
Fertility?Not self-fertile
Flowering group?3
Pollinating others?Poor
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 styleSharper
Cooking resultPuree

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Overall disease resistance?Average


Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1700 - 1749
Fruit colourOrange flush
Leaf colourGreen