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Laxton's Leader

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1905 by Laxton Bros., at Bedford. Fruits have fairly firm, fine flesh with a sweet and slightly acid flavour.

Synonyms:
Leader
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Gladstone x Worcester Pearmain
Shape
Flat globose 2
Size
medium 2
Height
46.50mm 2
Width
57.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1957 - 245

  

Accession name
Laxton's Leader
Flowering time  ›››
29th April10% flowering
5th MayFull (80%) flowering
12th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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