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Blenheim Orange

Other names: Beauty of Dumbleton, Blenheim, Blenheim Orange Pippin, Blenheim Pippin, Blooming Orange, Dredge’s Fame, Gloucester Pippin, Goldreinette, Kempster Pippin, Kempster s Pippin, Northampton, Northwich Pippin, Northwick Pippin, Northwitch Blenheim, Orange Pippin, Prince of Wales Blooming Orange, Dredge’s Fame, Gloucester Pippin, Kempster Pippin, Kempster's Pippin, Red Normandy, Rosy Blenheim,, Ward’s Pippin, Woodstock, Woodstock Pippin. Orleans Reinette may also be a Blenheim Orange

Identification: Large to very large, round and flattened apple. The skin is dull with a green base maturing to yellow and covered with orange?red stripes. Russet spots and patches are frequent. the eye is large and open, set in a wied and moderately deepbasin surrounded by a slight crown.The stem is short and stout, set in a deep, russeted cavity.

Characteristics: Creamy white flesh, dry, crumbly and coarse?grain very sweet with a distinct nutty flavour.

Uses: A dessert apple but frequently used for cooking. Wonderful purees. Eaten fresh, this a unique match with cheeses. It can also be cut into wedges and and often used as the flavour component of cider.

Origins: A British apple grown from a pip against a boundary wall of Blenheim Palace in 1740 (later to become famous for being the birthplace of Sir Winston Kempster a tailor in Old Woodstock in Oxford. Known initially as Kempster's Pippin, it was renamed in 1804 and sold the nursery.

Cultivation: Vigorous, upright spreading tree. Partial tip bearer. On its own roots, the tree needs to be a about 10 years old before it will produce fruit in reasonable quantities rather than as clusters as do most apples, Tends to produce b in areas of late frost but it does not tolerate cold winters v slightly moist soils. High maintenance. Due to its vigor, it i stock

16 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to four months.

Harvest: In the last half of the third period. Problems Ver sli htl s sceptible to scab moderatel s scept

Status: apple

Blenheim Orange

Associated apples:

Beauty of Hants
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is creamy white, fine textured, soft and juicy. Aromatic and flavourful like the Blenheim Orange.

Other names: Offine Seedling, Ofine

Howgate Wonder
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Type: apple

Characteristics: Flesh is pale cream, firm, crisp and fine? grained. Sharp, sweet with a lot of juice. Tends to be rather bland.

Edward VII
Edward VII
Type: apple

Characteristics: Flesh is cream coloured, coarse?grained, firm and somewhat juicy. Sweet?sharp.

Other names: Edward, King Edward, King Edward VII

George Carpenter
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Type: apple

Characteristics: Flesh is creamy white, firm, juicy and sweet. Aromatic. Keeps three months in cold storage.

Oetwiler Reinette
Oetwiler Reinette
Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is yellowish white, firm, crunchy. Juicy and sweet with a unique flavour. Brix 13.6, acidity 9.5 g/litre

Oxford Yeoman
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Type: apple

Characteristics: The flesh is white, coarse grained. Juicy and acidic


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