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Pollination group:

Laxton’s Rearguard

Identification: Medium sized. Flat rounded tending to oblate. 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 eye 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 aromatic. Keeps three months in cold storage.

Origins: Laxton Bros. of Bedford. Ribston Pippin x Court Pendu Plat 1907 — Court Pendu Plat x Ribston Pippin, 1907, Laxton Brothers Ltd., Bedford, England

Cultivation: Moderately vigorous, upright tree. Needs long, warm summers to fully develop. Ready for harvest in the firs half of the FOURTH period.

Ploidism: Self sterile. Group C Day 9

Status: apple

Pollination group: C

Pollination day: 9