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Lord Lambourne apple trees

Lord Lambourne
Lord Lambourne has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritLord Lambourne is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
Lord Lambourne is a popular versatile garden apple variety, with a good balance of sweet and sharp flavours.
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Lord Lambourne apple trees for sale

Pot-grown

All pot-grown trees are suitable for planting out in the garden, some are suitable for growing in containers.

  • PG12-year bush-trained 11.5L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £46.00
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  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £43.00
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £25.95
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  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
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  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £32.95
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  • BR42-year half-standard bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £37.00
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  • BR51-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £25.95
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Next deliveries

Order now for delivery from November for pot grown trees or January onwards for bare-root trees. Mixed pot grown and bare-root trees orders will be sent out from January onwards.

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.

How to grow

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.

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History

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

Lord Lambourne characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping (of fruit)2-3 weeks
  • Food usesEating freshJuice
  • Flavour style (apples)Aromatic

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabVery resistant
  • CankerSome resistance

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)