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Lord Lambourne apple trees

Lord Lambourne apple tree
  • Pick: Mid-season (mid-September)
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Juicing 
  • Pollination partners
RHS AGM for Lord Lambourne

Lord Lambourne was introduced in 1907 and is very much in the tradition of classic English high-quality dessert apples. It has the pleasing uniform shape - round, and not too flattened - and typical orange flush over green, with a hint of russet.

On biting into a Lord Lambourne the first thing that strikes you is the juice and acidity. The flesh is creamy-white and quite crisp, and the flavour is pleasantly strong.

Although a mid-season variety, Lord Lambourne has some of the aromatic flavours of later-ripening English aromatic varieties making it a useful variety to grow to fill the gap between early and later varieties.

Lord Lambourne apple trees for sale

Deliveries start December 2018.

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

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.

Summary features of Lord Lambourne

Growing

  • Gardening skill: Suitable for beginners?
  • Cropping: Good
  • Fertility: Partially self-fertile?
  • Flowering group: 2?
  • Pollinating others: Average?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Precocity: Precocious?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?
  • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer?
  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening?
  • Overall disease resistance: Average?
  • Organic / no-spray culture?
  • Canker: Some resistance?
  • Scab: Very resistant?

Uses

  • Picking season: Mid?
  • Use / keeping: 2-3 weeks?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Flavour style: Aromatic
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for juice
  • Drying / Discoloring: No discolor / Good for drying?

Identification

  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Period of origin: 1900 - 1949
  • Fruit colour: Orange flush
  • Blossom colour: Pink - light
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • RHS AGM: RHS AGM
  • Popularity: Best sellers?

Climate

  • Frost resistance: Some resistance?
  • Warm climates?
  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
    Blossom has some frost-resistance
  • Mild / damp climates?
  • Planting position: Full sun preferred

Pollination guide for Lord Lambourne

Lord Lambourne is in flowering group 2. Lord Lambourne is partially self-fertile, but fruiting will be improved if there is a compatible tree of a different variety nearby.

How to grow Lord Lambourne apple trees

Lord Lambourne is easy to grow, and should crop reliably in most UK situations. It is a good choice for growers in areas of high rainfall, and wherever it is grown it usually produces good clean disease-free apples.

Historical details

Introduced in 1907, a cross between James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain.

Botanical name

Malus domestica 'Lord Lambourne'