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Crimson Superb

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more highly coloured sport of Laxton's Superb. It originated with J. Anderson, School House, Hutton Cranswick, Driffield, Yorkshire. First exhibited in 1950. Fruits have firm, fine-textured juicy flesh with a sweet and pleasant flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Laxton's Superb

Accession No.
1976 - 141


Accession name
Crimson Superb (LA 73A)
Flowering time  ›››
8th May10% flowering
12th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Early October 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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