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Laxton's Herald

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1906 by Laxton Bros. at Bedford. Fruits have firm, crisp, slightly tough flesh with a fairly sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Worcester Pearmain x Beauty of Bath

Accession No.
1938 - 007

  

Accession name
Laxton's Herald
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1
Size
small-medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Ribbing
medium 1
Crown
weak-medium 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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