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Apple trees
Blenheim Orange

Blenheim Orange is a classic English dual-purpose apple, useful for dessert and cooking with.
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Using


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Picking seasonLate
UsesEating fresh
Cooking
Dual purpose (eat + cook)
CroppingGood
Keeping (of fruit)1-2 months
Flavor style (apples)Sharper
Cooking resultPuree
Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
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Growing


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Gardening skillSome needed
Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
Pollination group3
Pollinating othersPoor
PloidyTriploid
VigourVery vigorous
PrecocitySlow to start bearing
Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
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Disease resistance


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
General resistanceAverage
ScabVery resistant
MildewSome resistance
Bitter pitSome resistance
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Climate


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Cold hardiness (USDA)(5) -20F / -29C
Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F)
Cold (< 20C / 67F)
Frost resistance of blossomSusceptible
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Identification


Apple trees
Blenheim Orange
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Period of origin1700 - 1749
Fruit colorOrange flush
AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
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