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Apple (Malus) Blenheim Orange
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Blenheim Orange


Description: Blenheim Orange is a well known English heritage apple. It's fruit is yellow-gold with orange flush and a few broad, broken red stripes. Flesh is creamy white, somewhat coarse-textured and rather dry. Nutty, aromatic flavour and a sweet crumbly texture. When baked it keeps it's shape, flavour and colour and will produce a thick puree. Admirable in Tarte Tatin, French Apple Tart and also an excellent apple to serve with a cheese board. Also eats and keeps very well into the New Year. An old favourite!

History: Discovered growing against a boundry wall of Blenheim Park by Mr Kempster at Woodstock near Blenheim, Oxfordshire in about 1740. It became known after it was renamed after the nearby Blenheim Palace in 1804 and was distributed in about 1818. Received Banksian medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1822.

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General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Suitable for cooking Cooking
Good Eater Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Self-fertile Tip-bearer
Triploid Triploid
Suitable for juicing Suitable for juicing
Suitable for patio Suitable for patio
Picking month Early October Picking month Early October
Stores until January Stores until January