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

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
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden
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M26 - Semi-dwarfing   2 years Bush
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Espalier (2 Tier)
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MM106 - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden
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M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden *Reduced Price*
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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
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Parentage  James GrieveWorcester Pearmain
Progeny  Prince Charles
Sports  Lady Lambourne