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Limelight apple trees

Limelight apple tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-September)
  • Flowering group: 3
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Disease-resistance: Good
  • Pollination partners

Limelight is an attractive green / yellow apple, with a crisp juicy bite and a rich apple flavour.

It is easy to grow, and ripens mid-season - usually the middle of September in the UK.

In good conditions it is quite a heavy cropper.

Limelight apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

Mature size* Supplied as Price Quantity
Medium  (2.2m - 3m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - M26 rootstock 23.90 Sold outalert me
Large  (3m - 4m after 5-10 years) 1-year - bare-root - MM106 rootstock 23.90 Sold outalert me

Delivery period: Trees are delivered between November and March. However it is best to order as soon as you can to ensure items are reserved for you. If you live in an area with very cold winters please let us know so that we can scheduled delivery for early spring.

*Mature size: Height shown is the approximate height of the tree when mature (after 5-10 years), not the height when supplied. Actual mature heights may vary considerably dependent on your local conditions and training and pruning regime.

Stock availability: Items showing as 'sold out' will probably be available again next season. Click here to be notified when we get more trees of this variety.

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Summary features of Limelight

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 3?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Weak growing?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Spur-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Good?
  • Scab: Some susceptibility?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Sharper
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: Oxidising?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1950 - 1999
  • Fruit colour: Green / Yellow
  • Blossom colour: White
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Temperate climates
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Limelight

Limelight is in flowering group 3. Limelight is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby. Since it flowers in the middle of the blossom season it can be pollinated by most other apple trees.

How to grow Limelight apple trees

Limelight has been developed specifically for UK gardeners, with a parentage that includes such reliable garden varieties as James Grieve and Discovery. It has some disease resistance too.

Historical details

Kent, UK, 2000. Related to James Grieve, Golden Delicious, and Discovery.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Limelight'