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Lord Lambourne apple trees

Lord Lambourne has received the RHS Award of Garden MeritLord Lambourne is listed in the RHS Plants for Pollinators
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Awards: RHS AGM (current) 1993
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 £60.50
    Very small tree (< 1.7m after 10 years)
  • PG22-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree M26 rootstock £56.50
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • PG32-year bush-trained 12L pot-grown tree MM106 rootstock £56.50< 5 in stock
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)

Bare-root

  • BR11-year bare-root tree M26 rootstock £34.95
    Medium tree (2m-3m after 10 years)
  • BR21-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £34.95
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR32-year bush-trained bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £43.00
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR42-year bare-root tree MM106 rootstock £45.25
    Large tree (3m-5m after 10 years)
  • BR51-year bare-root tree M25 rootstock £35.75
    Very large tree (4m-7m after 10 years)
Pre-ordering

You can pre-order now, deliveries start in September.

Delivery charges

Delivery for a single tree starts at £9.95. It is calculated when you add trees to your basket, based on your postcode.

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
  • Climate suitabilityTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates

Using

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

Problems

  • Disease resistanceAverage

Identification

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