Apple - Lord Lambourne

Lord Lambourne Apple

Malus domestica
A popular traditional English mid season apple. Good flavour and disease resistance.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1907

Pollination:  Lord Lambourne is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Lord Lambourne Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush Available £28.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier) Available £48.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard Available £28.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Lord Lambourne

Raised from James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK 1907. Named after the President of the RHS. Introduced in 1923. Received the RHS Award of Merit in 1923. Formerly grown commercially on a small scale in the UK. Popular garden variety.

Medium sized, flat-round fruit. Bright red flush and stripes over a greenish yellow skin. Creamy white, crisp, juicy flesh. Sweet but with balancing acidity. Keeps fairly well.

Fairly compact tree. Partial tip bearer. Regular good cropper producing evenly sized fruit.




Main characteristics of Lord Lambourne

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Nov

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Partial tip-bearer
Cropping Good
Suitable for Northern Britain
Special features Good for Juice

Pollination date  8
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  James GrieveWorcester Pearmain
Progeny  Prince Charles
Sports  Lady Lambourne