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St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref R4

Tree Details   
Grid Ref
R4
Tree Type Apple
Variety Blenheim Orange
Rootstock MM106
Date Planted 15 March 2010
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
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.   (Sir Walter Scott)