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Core BlimeyTM

  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Core Blimey is a modern Cox-style apple with a crisp juicy flesh and aromatic flavours.

Malus domestica

Core Blimey apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020

How to grow

Core Blimey was designed for growing in tough urban environments, so is easy to grow.


Core Blimey was developed by the Frank P. Matthews nursery in conjunction with the London Orchard Project and introduced in 2012.

"Core Blimey" is an expression of surprise in London cockney slang.

Core Blimey characteristics

  • Picking seasonLate
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping1-2 months
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • VigourVigorous
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin2000
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourRed / Green
  • Fruit sizeAverage