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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

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


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

  • Using

    • Picking period (southern UK):mid-September
    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh, Juice
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Weak growing
    • Bearing regularity:Regular
    • Fruit bearing:Spur-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Good
    • Scab:Some susceptibility
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1950 - 1999
    • Fruit colour:Green / Yellow