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Limelight

Limelight

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 33.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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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

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityNot self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingSpur-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingHeavy
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Useful forEating freshJuice
  • 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