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Lord Lambourne

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 flavor is pleasantly strong.

Although a mid-season variety, Lord Lambourne has some of the aromatic flavors 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

  • 1-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

Lord Lambourne grows in most regions but like many English apples, produces its best flavors in areas where summer temperatures are not too high.

History

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

Lord Lambourne characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group2
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityRegular
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Useful forEating freshJuice
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • CankerSome resistance
  • ScabVery resistant
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climatesWarm climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourPink - light
  • Fruit colourOrange flush
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993