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Russet Superb


Malus domestica Borkh.

A russetted clone of Laxton's Superb. Discovered in 1963 by K. Maclean, Crabtree Fruit Farm, Kingston Bagpuize, Abingdon, Berkshire. Fruits have firm, very juicy flesh with a sweet and refreshing flavour.

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

Accession No.
1969 - 028


Accession name
Russet Superb
Flowering time  ›››
9th May10% flowering
14th MayFull (80%) flowering
21st 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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