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Lord Lambourne

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1907 by Laxton Bros. Ltd. at Bedford, England and introduced by them in 1923. It received the Bunyard Cup from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1921 and an Award of Merit in 1923. Fruits have slightly coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Parentage:
James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain
Mother to:
Prince Charles
Rubin
Karmen
Zlatava
Father to:
Birgit Bonnier
Sports:
Lady Lambourne
Russet Lambourne

Accession No.
1979 - 173

  

Accession name
Lord Lambourne (EMLA 1)
Flowering time  ›››
2nd May10% flowering
8th MayFull (80%) flowering
15th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
Size
medium 1
Shape
Broad globose conical 1
Height
56.04 mm 1
Width
68.47 mm 1
Ribbing
weak 1
Crown
weak 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped 1
Russet
very low 1
Crunch
crisp 1
Coarseness
coarse 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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