Laxton's Superb apple


A medium-large variety of eating apple with a yellowish-green skin flushed with dull crimson, white, crisp flesh and sweet aromatic flavour but a little watery. It was raised by Laxton Brothers of Bedford in 1897 as a cross between Wyken Pippin and Cox's Orange Pippin. It was introduced commercially in 1922 and received the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Merit in 1919 and the First Class Certificate in 1921. This late-season variety is harvested from early October in South-East England and is at its best from November to January.