Apple 'Blenheim Orange' Malus domestica 'Blenheim Orange' (C/d)

apple 'Blenheim Orange'


'Blenheim Orange' is both a culinary and dessert cultivar in pollination group 3 and a triploid. This very vigorous tree is suitable for northerly, colder, higher rainfall areas. The light crops of apples have a yellow-green skin, becoming yellow and flushed orange-red, and a characteristic nutty flavour. Fruits can be used from late September for cooking and from October to December or January as an eater

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Blenheim Orange'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    apples according to age and training form; partial tip-berer

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree

  • insectPests

    Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

  • microbeDiseases

    Some resistance to powdery mildew. Apple scab, apple canker and honey fungus may be a problem