Lord Lambourne

(reinettes)


Another Laxton introduction.  Awarded RHS cup for Best Seedling apple in 1921 and 1922.  James Grieve x Worcester Pearmain.  Introduced in1923, Bunyard Cup in 1921 and RHS Award of Merit in 1925.

Medium to large size. Flat round to round, to round conical.  Regular, usually symmetrical. Five crowned.
Green flushed with crimson red, with deeper red stripes.  Pale russet lenticels very noticeable.
Russet in specks and patches all over surface.
Skin goes greasy.

Cavity wide and deep with russet, which spreads out over shoulder.
Stalk long and fairly sturdy. Although thickness varies and some can be quite slender. Just above cavity.
Basin wide, fairly deep with skin puckered into a small Eye.  Some beading.
Eye small, part open
Sepals fairly long but not large, convergent, tips reflexed, downy
Flesh creamy white, juicy, good flavour.

Tube cone, Stamens median to marginal, Core axile

Tree moderate vigour, compact, almost weeping, partial tip bearer.

Flowering three days before Cox’s Orange Pippin with George Cave and Saint Cecilia

Season : Late September to mid November