Core Blimey eating apple trees

General Info Pollinator, Spur Fruiting
Pollination Group Pollination Group D
Fruiting Mid Season Fruiting
Type Cider / Perry

Malus domestica Core Blimey

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SIZES 1-2 3-910-2425+
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Core Blimey Dessert Apples

Core Blimey is similar to the industry-leading Cox apple, but it's so much easier to grow. It fruits in October, producing lovely red eating apples that are aromatic, crisp and juicy texture. Strong and resilient, it was bred specifically for good disease resistance and vigour, so it's perfect for planting in almost any area of the UK. The apples will store well in a cool, dry place until January. Browse our range of apple trees.

A spur-bearing apple tree on a semi-dwarfing rootstock (MM106), which makes it suitable for training into cordons or espaliers against a wall or fence. This arrangement looks particularly gorgeous in a formal garden, but it's practical too, as it reduces the space your tree takes up, so even if your garden is small, you can make room for one by pruning it correctly. It also gives you more space for planting other apples – good news as not only will you have more variety but you'll have a guaranteed pollinating partner. Core Blimey is in pollination group B (this system simply categorises apple trees into flowering periods), and it will fruit better with a different variety of apple of the same group planted nearby. Try Egremont Russell, for example, a tasty eater that will give you a contrasting flavour to add to the fruit bowl. Core Blimey tolerates of a wide range of soil types, including poor, and grassed orchard sites. If you're growing it as an orchard or specimen tree, it's sturdy enough to take a climber trained through it: Blush Noisette, for example, would make a beautiful partner.


  • Use: eating
  • Pruning: spur bearer
  • Pollination: pollination group B
  • Picking: October
  • Colour: red. Stores until January

Did You Know? 

Core Blimey was bred in London by the UK's only charity focussed on urban community orchards, the Orchard Project, back when their name was still the London Orchard Project: they've grown since then, so their name has shortened. 
Gaw'blimy is a contraction of "God blind me", an example of a minced oath. These are idiosyncratically English ways of swearing, usually with Christian phrases, without directly saying the holy words. Shakespeare's famous minced oath is gadzooks, God's hooks (i.e. nails), and some everyday ones are gosh, drat, dang, darn, heck, jeepers, and ... Sacré bleu!

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
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