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Laxton's Rearguard

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1907 at Bedford by Laxton Bros. Fruits have firm flesh with a slightly aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Court Pendu Plat x Ribston Pippin
Shape
Broad globose conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
43.00mm 2
Width
53.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Russet
low 2
Greasiness
Weak 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1949 - 291

  

Accession name
Laxton's Rearguard
Flowering time  ›››
3rd May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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