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Apple trees
Blenheim Orange

Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and culinary purposes.
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Using


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Picking seasonLate
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
Flavour qualityGood
WildlifeRHS perfect for pollinators
Flavour style (apples)Sharper
Food usesEating fresh
Culinary
Dual purpose
Cooking resultPuree
Discoloration of fruitNo discoloration (Good for drying)
Vitamin C contentMedium
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Growing


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Gardening skillExperienced
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Flowering group3
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyTriploid
VigourVery vigorous
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
LongevityLong-lived
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Problems


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Disease resistanceAverage
CankerVery resistant
ScabSome resistance
MildewSome resistance
Bitter pitSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomSusceptible
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Identification


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1700 - 1749
Leaf colourGreen
Fruit colourOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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