£62.50 – £65.00
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Bees, Birds, Wildlife
Flowering in Apr, May
Fruiting in Sep
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Sheltered, Some Protection
Most soils, Well-drained
Self Fertile, Pollination Group 3
Limelight apple trees produce crisp, sweet, juicy eating apples with a refreshing rich flavour. An improved Greensleeves type with transparent smooth, glowing green-yellow skin often with a faint pink blush. Easy to grow, self-fertile and disease resistant. Malus domestica ‘Limelight’ has a long cropping season from mid-September, the apples will store well until November. The estimated time to cropping once planted is 2 years. Limelights are delicious to eat and good for juice.
Cultivation: Easy to grow, Self -fertile, heavy cropper.
Soil: Fertile, well-drained soil
Position: Limelight apples like full sun, partial shade
Flowering: Malus domestica Limelight flowers in April/May
Habit: Compact shape
Hardiness: Limelight Apples are fully hardy
Benefits to Wildlife: Yes, all wildlife
Height & Spread in Maturity:
MM106 rootstock: 3.5 metres x 3 metres (12 x 10ft) M26: 2.5 metres x 2 metres
Awarded an RHS Award of Garden Merit
Limelight garden care: Keep the base of this apple tree weed free, fertilise at the beginning of each year and water regularly during hot, dry spells. The main prune should be done in the winter as long as it isn’t frosty or freezing. Take out the 3Ds (dead, dying and diseased wood) and create an open shape. Then reduce the leaders back by a third. Aim to create an airy structure without any crisscrossing branches. Summer prune in August by shortening any side shoots (or laterals) which are longer than 20cm back to three leaves. This will allow the sun to ripen the fruit and encourage more fruit buds. Make sure that the growth you’re cutting away feels firm to the touch.
The tree is watered before being carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
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