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'Blenheim Orange'


Blenheim Orange (Kempster's Pippin) is a cultivar of apple. It was found at Woodstock, Oxfordshire near Blenheim in England in about 1740.  This apple was grown for export here in Nova Scotia prior to the second world war.

This apple has a greenish-yellow to orange skin streaked with red, slightly russetted. It has a distinctive nutty flavour and is excellent for cooking. Blenheim Orange does not hold its shape, rather, it produces a fine puree as it cooks
Keeping ability; Good (up to 3 months when kept refrigerated).



Cooking, pies and puree.



Mid: Late  September to early October



Akane, Cox's Orange Pippin, Crimson Crisp, Fuji, Gingergold, Granny Smith, Wolf River.


This variety is classified as a 'triploid' variety. It requires either a 'self fertile' pollinator or two other varieties that flower the same time. For further clarification please see our frequently asked questions section. White flowered crabapples also serve as a good pollinator.

For other varieties that will pollinate this variety we recommmend this 'Pollination Checker'from out friends at Orange Pippin Trees in the UK.

'Blenheim Orange'

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