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Limelight apple trees

Limelight
Limelight has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritLimelight is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators

Limelight is an attractive green / yellow apple, with a crisp juicy bite and a rich apple flavour.

It is easy to grow, and ripens mid-season - usually the middle of September in the UK.

In good conditions it is quite a heavy cropper.

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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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  • PG2Step-over 12L pot-grown tree M27 rootstock £53.00
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  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £43.00
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  • PG42-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £43.00
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  • PG5Fan-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £70.00
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Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £25.95
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  • BR22-year bush-trained bare-root tree M26 rootstock £32.75
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  • BR31-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £25.95
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  • BR42-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £32.95
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How to grow

Limelight has been developed specifically for UK gardeners, with a parentage that includes such reliable garden varieties as James Grieve and Discovery. It has some disease resistance too.

Advice on fruit tree pollination.

History

Kent, UK, 2000. Related to James Grieve, Golden Delicious, and Discovery.

Limelight characteristics

Growing

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climates
  • WildlifeRHS Plants for Pollinators

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome susceptibility

Identification

  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current)