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St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref F5

Tree Details   
Grid Ref
F5
Tree Type Apple
Variety Blenheim Orange
Rootstock M25
Date Planted 23 January 2011
Tree Description A large orange-yellow fruit, crisp, somewhat acid but distinctly flavoured. An old and much cultivated sort, rather long in cropping. A broad spreading tree. A midwinter dessert apple, ripening in November, keeping till January and February. Picked in October and stored until ripe.
Comments Suggested by RP & CS. Fruiting well elsewhere in St. James (RP & CS). Traditionally an apple for Christmas.
Orchard Map
Now for Quinces, they are a fruit which by no means you may place near any other ... because their scent is so strong and piercing that it will enter into any fruit and clean take away his natural relish.   (Markham, The English Husbandman 1635)