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Epicure

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1909 by Laxton Bros. at Bedford. Introduced in 1929. It received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1931. Fruits have moderately firm and juicy flesh with a refreshing flavour.

Synonyms:
Laxton's Epicure
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Donnington)
Parentage:
Wealthy x Cox's Orange Pippin
Mother to:
Laxton's Reward
Father to:
Merton Knave
Sports:
Epicurean
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
49.00mm 2
Width
57.50mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
2006 - 013

  

Accession name
Epicure (LA 65A)
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1

Accession No.
1929 - 022

Accession name
Epicure
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
late august 1


References:
1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register