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Laxton's Peerless

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1900 at Bedford by Laxton Bros., and introduced by them in 1922. Received an Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1920. Fruits have firm, juicy flesh with a subacid flavour.

Synonyms:
Peerless
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
72.00mm 2
Width
86.00mm 2
Ribbing
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
very low 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
mottled 2
Russet
low 2
Greasiness
Medium 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine-medium 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
2000 - 059

  

Accession name
Laxton's Peerless
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
14th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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