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Lord Lambourne apple trees

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.

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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
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • ScabVery resistant
  • CankerSome resistance

Climate

    Identification

    • Country of originUnited Kingdom
    • Period of origin1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colourOrange flush
    • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit