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Limelight

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

Limelight is an attractive green / yellow apple, with a crisp bite. 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

  • 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

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.

History

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

Limelight characteristics

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Fruit persistenceNormal ripening
  • Useful forEating freshJuice
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourWeak growing
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Disease resistanceGood
  • ScabSome susceptibility
  • Climate typeTemperate climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1950 - 1999
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Yellow