7 years to reach maturity
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Apple 'Lord Lambourne' Overview
Malus domestica 'Lord Lambourne' is a hardy, deciduous tree cultivar in the Rosaceae family. Also known by the common name Apple 'Lord Lambourne', the fruits are sweet dessert apples coloured green-yellow with red flushing. The skin of these fruits may become greasy if stored for time. They typically ripen from late September-November in the UK. This plant grows best where there is cold in winter, moderate summer temperatures, and medium to high humidity. It is moderately fast-growing, but growth slows with age. Apple trees can live for 100 years or more. They bloom in the spring, set fruit, and take from 100 to 200 days to reach harvest depending upon the variety. An apple a day is said to keep the doctor away! This cultivar has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Award of Garden Merit. It is also part of the RHS “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!
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How to propagate Apple 'Lord Lambourne'
Grafts from a well-known cultivar are taken during the dormant stage and grafted onto a rootstock, often seedlings produce strong roots and can be used as rootstock too!