Blenheim Orange

Apple

From £23.00

Yellow-gold with orange flush and red stripes. Nutty taste, sweet and crumbly texture. An old favourite! Read more

Attributes

  • Triploid
  • Storing: January
  • Tip-bearer
  • Pollination group 3
  • Uses: Eating
  • Uses: Cooking
  • J Uses: Juice
  • Picking month: Early October
  • Container
  • Award-winning

Container Options

Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock MM106 Size 12L container Form Bush £53.00
Rootstock M27 Size 11.5L container Form Patio £60.00
Rootstock M26 Size 12L container Form Bush £53.00
Rootstock MM106 Size 12L container Form Half-Standard £60.00
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Bare root Options

Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock
Size Form Price
Rootstock MM106 Size 1 year Form Maiden £23.00
Rootstock M26 Size 2 year Form Bush £28.00
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Rootstock MM106 Size 2 year Form Bush £28.00
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Rootstock M25 Size 1 year Form Maiden £24.00
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Full Description

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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Some FAQs

Tree Care

Your tree will have been pruned prior to despatch so there should be no need to prune straight away. The only exception is a bare root maiden which will not have been pruned. Some varieties will benefit from being pruned later – please see the variety specific information.

We would advise watering your tree when planting and then regularly during the first summer in the ground. Thereafter the level of watering will depend on the soil and weather conditions. It is best to not let young trees dry out.

A free booklet with simple instructions will also be included with your order.

You can also find more information in the ‘Advice’ section of our website. Click here for ‘How to Plant a Container Tree’ and here for ‘How to Plant a Bare Root Tree’.

Trees should always be planted as soon as possible. The only exception would be bare root trees if the soil is very frozen or waterlogged, in which case heel the trees in until the ground is ready. Bare root trees must be planted before new growth appears in spring, this is usually in March.

If your tree is to be kept in a container, then we’d advise repotting into a larger container as soon as possible. Please check to see whether the tree is suitable for a pot before purchasing.

Delivery

Yes, you can collect the trees from the nursery. Please select the ‘Collect’ option when placing the order. We will email you as soon as your order is ready for collection, we will then need at least two working days to prepare your order.

The delivery charge is calculated according to the number of boxes needed to send the trees. One container grown tree will need one box; bare root trees vary but we can usually get about three in a box. The total delivery cost will be shown when you place the order.

We currently do not deliver to any addresses outside of mainland Great Britain.

We will notify you by email when your order has been despatched. It will usually be delivered within three days from notification.

Our boxes are 2 metres tall and 30cm square.

We are unable to offer a scheduled delivery service as we cannot guarantee an exact delivery date. We can aim for a specific week if you let us know.

Our courier company will leave the package in the safest place if there is no one there, so there is no need to sign for the delivery.

Container grown trees are available from August and bare root trees are available from November. We always aim to deliver your order as soon as every item is ready for despatch.

If the whole order is ready when purchased, it usually takes between 5 and 10 working days to arrive.

See below for a guide on when bare root trees are usually ready for despatch.

Early November – Two year old plums, cherries, apples and then pears.
Late November – One year maiden plums, cherries, apples and then pears.
Late November/Early December – Ornamental prunus, sorbus, thorns, malus and then pyrus. 

This is an estimate as the lifting of bare root trees is very weather dependent.

Returns

If you are unhappy with your tree when it arrives, please email sales@fpmatthews.co.uk within five working days and we will get back to you as soon as possible.