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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A more regularly cropping sport of Laxton's Superb. Discovered in 1939 by R. Heseltine, Assington, Suffolk, England. Fruits have firm, fine-textured, very juicy flesh, with a pleasant refreshing flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Sport of Laxton's Superb

Accession No.
1961 - 099


Accession name
Flowering time  ›››
12th May10% flowering
17th MayFull (80%) flowering
22nd 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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