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Pollination group:

Laxton’s Rearguard

Identification: Medium sized. Flat rounded tending slightly to conic. The base colour is greenish yellow over which is an orange red blush that can darken to maroon on the sun-exposed surfaces. Abundantly marked with small, russet lenticels. The calyx is large and open, set in a wide and rather shallow basin, sometimes surrounded by a faintly knobbed crown. The stem is medium thick, somewhat short and set in a deep and moderately narrow cavity which is lightly russeted.

Characteristics: The flesh is white, sometimes faintly greenish. Firm and crisp. Juicy, sweet-sharp and mildly aromatic.

Origins: Developed in 1907 at Laxton Bros. Nursery in Bedford (U.K.) by crossing Ribston Pippin with Court Pendu Plat .

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright tree. Needs long, warm summers to fully develop.

Ploidism: Diploid. Self sterile.

12 weeks

Cold storage: Keeps up to three months in storage.

Harvest: Ready for harvest in the first half of the fifth period.

Harvest period: 5


Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 9