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Blenheim Orange

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Discovered by Mr Kempster at Woodstock near Blenheim, Oxfordshire, England in about 1740. Distributed in about 1818. It received the Banksian medal from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1822. Fruits have creamy white, somewhat coarse-textured and rather dry flesh with a rich, characteristic aromatic flavour. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Beauty of Dumbleton, Belle d'Angers, Bleinheim Pepping, Bleinheim Pippin, Blenhaimska zlatna reneta, Blenheim, Blenheim Orange Pippin, Blenheim Pepping, Blenheim Pippin, Blenheimer Goldrenette, Blenheimer Reinette, Blenheimi renet, Blenheims Guldrenett, Blenheimska, Blenheimsk√° reneta, Blenheimsk√° reneta, Gold reinePippin, Gold-Reinette von Blenheim, Konigin Victoria, Lucius Apfel, Northampton, Northwich Pippin, Northwick Pippin, Northwitch Blenheim, Orange Pippin, Perle d'Angleterre, Pomme de Blenheim, Postrophe, Prince de Galles, Prince of Wales, Reinette d'Or de Blenheim, Reinette de Blenheim, Reinette de Savalle, Reinette doree de Blenheim, Reinette Gold von Blenheim, Renet auriu de Blenheim, Renet Blengeimskii, Renet Blengheimskii, Renet de Blenheim, Renet Zolotoi Blengeimskii, Renet zolotoi blengheimskii, Reneta Blenheimska, Renetta dorata di Blenheim, Ward's Pippin, Woodstock, Woodstock Pippin, Woodstock's Pippin, Zlota reneta Blenheimska
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Paramor)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Croft Pendarren)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Ffordd-fawr)
Mother to:
Oxford Yeoman
George Carpenter
Oxford Conquest
Beauty of Hants
Howgate Wonder
Annie Elizabeth
Edward VII
Eynsham Challenger
Eynsham Dumpling
Sergeant Peggy
Robert Blatchford
Father to:
Celt
Victory (Carpenter)
Newton Wonder
Sports:
Aldenham Blenheim
Red Blenheim (Wastie)

Accession No.
1973 - 133

  

Accession name
Blenheim Orange (LA 62A)
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Flat globose 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Ground Colour
Yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 1

Accession No.
2000 - 022

  

Accession name
Blenheim Orange (Wisley)

References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register