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PlantFiles: Apple
Malus x domestica 'Lorna Doone'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Malus (MAY-lus) (Info)
Species: x domestica (doh-MESS-tik-a) (Info)
Cultivar: Lorna Doone

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8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Unknown - Tell us

Rootstock Vigor:
Unknown - Tell us

Bearing Habit:
Unknown - Tell us

Disease Resistance:
Unknown - Tell us

Fruit Usage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding


1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive neildalton On Apr 9, 2012, neildalton from Wellington
United Kingdom wrote:

I am researching the small village where I live in Somerset UK. We believe that the Lorna Doone apple begin life in this village... Ford Street, near the town of Wellington. It was apparently bred as a cider apple and gave its name to a local brand of cider which is no longer available. "Lorna Doone" as a house still exists and was one of the many cider producers in this county. The surrounding orchards are still productive and one in particular is being replanted with traditional apple cultivars. will illustrate the beermats available until the mid 1950's. will give more information.

Neutral amandaemily On Jun 29, 2007, amandaemily from Gulf Coast
United States (Zone 9a) wrote:

Held by the USDA at Geneva

Notes from GRIN
Fruit: size large, W77 x L59 mm; shape flat, truncate-conic to rectangular, convex, ribbed at the calyx end and sometimes prominently on the body; skin pale yellow with pale brownish red to bright red flush and streaks, russet dots and patches; flesh soft, mealy, white, flavor slightly subacid; harvest season late.

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