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   fingerprint   check_circle

Accession name
Russet Superb

Flowering time
9th May 10% flowering
14th May Full (80%) flowering
21st May 90% 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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.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