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Russet Lambourne

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

A russetted clone of Lord Lambourne. Received by the National Fruit Trials in 1971 from D.R. Atkins, Pulborough, West Sussex. Fruits have slightly coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Sport of Lord Lambourne

Accession No.
1971 - 001


Accession name
Russet Lambourne
Flowering time  ›››
6th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
19th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid September 1
small-medium 1
Globose 1
weak 1
absent 1
Ground Colour
Green yellow 1
Over Colour
Orange 1
Over Colour Amount
low-medium 1
Over Colour Pattern
striped/mottled 1
high-very high 1
Flesh Colour
Cream 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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