St James Village Orchard

Details of the Tree at Grid Ref R4

Tree Details   
Grid Ref
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
For streaks of red were mingled there, Such as are on a Catherine pear.   (Sir John Suckling)