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Laxton's Pearmain

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1897 at Bedford by Laxton Bros., and introduced by them in 1922. Received an Award of Merit in 1922 from the Royal Horticultural Society. Fruits have firm, crisp flesh with a sweet and slightly aromatic flavour.

Synonyms:
Bedford Pearmain
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Wyken Pippin
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
54.00mm 2
Width
67.00mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1929 - 024

  

Accession name
Laxton's Pearmain
Flowering time  ›››
11th May10% flowering
16th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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