Lemon Queen

(green and sweet)


A Scottish apple, received at Brogdale 1950.  Now in Deacon’s Scottish collection.

Medium size, although Crawford says large. Flat round to round, flattened at base and apex, some lopsided.

Green, going lemon/green yellow.  Appears all over green with darker green lenticel dots. The skin seems darker green on the base and into the cavity.

Cavity medium width and depth. Russet in cavity, some scaly.
Stalk medium , above cavity, in some case bent to one side.
Basin wide, medium to shallow depth, ring of russet around eye
Eye small but tightly closed
Sepals broken but pinched up together
Flesh white with a lemon tinge under the skin. Firm, sweeter than expected, pleasant, light but sharpish.

Tube funnel, Stamens basal, Core axile

Tree weak. (Crawford) I have not seen a mature tree.

Flowering three days after Cox’s Orange Pippin

Season : September to October