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
Unknown origins in the USA. Existed prior to 1929.
Flavour, aroma, texture
The deep cream-coloured flesh has a sweet, pleasant flavour.
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
Quality for cooking
Mainly used for fresh eating.
So-so (1 month or a bit longer when kept refrigerated).