Why you should be excited
Lord Lambourne is a very nice English fresh-eating apple that balances strawberry-like flavour with bracing acidity.
The story of Lord Lambourne
Those eager apple breeders at England’s Laxton Brothers Nurseries had to feel good about how things turned out with Lord Lambourne.
And by all accounts, they succeeded on both scores.
The result is Lord Lambourne, a pleasant eating apple that’s ripe in September, grows on a tree with reasonable disease resistance and crops quite well.
A winning effort to be sure and a fitting addition to the world of fine English eating apples. More than 100 years after the first Lord Lambourne tree was raised, this continues to be a good choice.
Lord Lambourne Facts
Bred in Bedford, England; introduced in 1923.
Flavour, aroma, texture
Sweet, juicy and crisp, exhibiting a pleasant strawberry flavour balanced by brisk acidity.
A medium-sized apple with a greenish-yellow background partly covered by a bright red flush and broken red stripes.
When they’re available
Mid-season (usually in mid-September).
Quality for fresh eating
Quality for cooking
Mainly used for fresh eating.
Quality for cider
Not particularly known for use in cider.
Good (2 months when kept refrigerated).