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Wellington Bloomless

Why you should be excited

Wellington Bloomless is an eye-catching apple that's even more distinctive when it blooms -- without petals.

The story of Wellington Bloomless

Yes, Wellington Bloomless is a distinctive, old-style looking apple, with its rustic yellow colour and a strongly inverted-conical shape (meaning a big, fat top and skinny little bottom).

It's got a distinctive flavour as well, with a notably sweet, quite delicious taste to grab your attention.

But by far the most notable characteristic of the Wellington Bloomless is something you can only notice for a few weeks out of each year: it lives up to its name, sort of. Oh, it blooms all right. It's just that it does so without having any petals. Not one. Zero.

Yes, bare-naked blossoms are the order of the day for this apple. Truly a freak of nature.

Wellington Bloomless Facts

Its origins

Unknown origins in the USA. Existed prior to 1929.

Flavour, aroma, texture

The deep cream-coloured flesh has a sweet, pleasant flavour.

Appearance

This distinctive-looking yellow apple is inverted-conical, tapering from a wide top to a narrow bottom.

When they’re available

Mid-season (usually in early October).

Quality for fresh eating

Good.

Quality for cooking

Mainly used for fresh eating.

Keeping ability

So-so (1 month or a bit longer when kept refrigerated).