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Aldenham Blenheim

Culinary / Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Triploid. Believed to be a coloured sport of Blenheim Orange. It was discovered before 1929 at Aldenham House, Hertfordshire by Edwin Beckett. Fruits have creamy white, somewhat coarse-textured, rather dry flesh with a rich, characteristic aromatic flavour. Cooks well.

Synonyms:
Aldenheim Blenheim
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Sport of Blenheim Orange

Accession No.
1929 - 032

  

Accession name
Aldenham Blenheim
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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