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.

Aldenheim Blenheim

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project

Sport of Blenheim Orange

Culinary / Dessert 2

Accession No.
1929 - 032   fingerprint   check_circle

Accession name
Aldenham Blenheim

Flowering time
4th May 10% flowering
10th May Full (80%) flowering
17th May 90% petal fall

Picking time
Late September 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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