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Beauty of Bedford

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised before 1913 by Laxton Bros. Ltd., in Bedford. Fruits have firm, yellow flesh with a sweet flavour.

Availability
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Parentage:
Lady Sudeley x Beauty of Bath
Shape
Ellipsoid 2
Size
medium 2
Height
64.00mm 2
Width
64.00mm 2
Ribbing
weak 2
Ground Colour
Yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Flesh Colour
Yellowish 2

Accession No.
1913 - 009

  

Accession name
Beauty of Bedford
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
11th MayFull (80%) flowering
18th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1


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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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