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Advance

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised at Bedford by Laxton Bros. Ltd., in 1908 and introduced by them in 1929. Received the Award of Merit from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1932. Fruits have soft, fine flesh with a sweet, subacid, aromatic flavour. Trees tend to be prone to mildew and canker.

Synonyms:
Laxton's Advance
Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Parentage:
Cox's Orange Pippin x Gladstone
Shape
Truncate conical 2
Size
medium 2
Height
50.00mm 2
Width
65.00mm 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Brown 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Russet
very low 2
Coarseness
fine 2
Flesh Colour
Greenish 2

Accession No.
1962 - 020

  

Accession name
Advance (M146)
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early August 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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