Apple 'Limelight' Malus domestica 'Limelight' (D)


'Limelight' is a mid-season, heavy cropping dessert apple with asharp, refreshingflavour and juicy flesh. It is not self fertile, pollination group 3 and moderately vigorous. The fruit is light yellow-green.

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Limelight'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    Prune according to chosen training method. See apple pruning. Thin fruit in late spring or early summer to improve size and quality.

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by grafting in midwinter or chip budding in late summer on clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock will largely determine the vigour of the tree. Fruit grown from pips will not resemble the parent

  • insectPests

    May be affected by aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, codling moth and other caterpillars

  • microbeDiseases

    Good resistance to common apple diseases: apple canker and powdery mildews, some susceptibility to apple scab. Apples are also susceptible to brown rot, honey fungus and blossom wilt