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Pioneer (1)

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised by Laxton Bros. Ltd., at Bedford, England. Recorded in 1934. Fruits have fine, crisp, fairly tender flesh with a subacid and astringent flavour.

Synonyms:
Laxton's Pioneer
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Worcester Pearmain
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
large 2
Height
67.00mm 2
Width
81.50mm 2
Ribbing
absent 2
Ground Colour
Whitish yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Amount)
high-very high 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Crunch
crisp 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
White 2

Accession No.
1937 - 003

  

Accession name
Pioneer (1)
Flowering time  ›››
5th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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