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Exquisite

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1902 by Laxton Bros. at Bedford, England. It received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1926. Fruits have firm, crisp and juicy flesh with a good aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Laxton's Exquisite
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Cellini x Cox's Orange Pippin
Father to:
Laxton's Victory
Laxton's Favourite
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium-large 2
Height
63.00mm 2
Width
72.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
medium-coarse 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1957 - 197

  

Accession name
Exquisite
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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