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Laxton's Superb

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1897 at Bedford by Laxton Bros., and introduced by them in 1922. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1919 and a First Class Certificate in 1921. Fruits have firm, very juicy flesh with a sweet, pleasant and refreshing flavour. Trees tend to be subject to biennial bearing.

Synonyms:
Laxton Superb, Laxtons Superb, Superb
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Wyken Pippin x Cox's Orange Pippin
Mother to:
Tydeman's Late Orange
Merton Pearmain
Sports:
Crimson Superb
Maxton
Red Laxton's Superb
Russet Superb

Accession No.
1979 - 170

  

Accession name
Laxton's Superb (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
7th May10% flowering
13th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1
Size
large 1
Shape
Globose 1
Height
64.43 mm 1
Width
75.14 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Red 1
Over Colour Amount
medium-high 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/solid flush 1
Russet
low 1
Coarseness
fine 1
Juiciness
juicy 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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