First introduced in 1897 in Bedfordshire, this apple was extensively grown in the home counties for it’s sweet, honey noted, flesh with lots of juice. Many consider Laxton’s Superior similar, but more concentrated in flavour to the classic Cox, but with larger fruit.

This apple is now exceptionally rare, but is worth seeking for a superlative eating apple. It should not be confused with the more common (but still rare) Laxton’s Superb or Laxton’s Epicure.

This Product has been nominated by Graysons Restaurants, who are key sponsors of the Ark of Taste within the UK.

They have sponsored the following Ark of Taste products:

Blenheim Orange Apple
Laxtons Supperior Apple
English Ewes Milk Cheese (Berkswell)
English Raw Milk Cheese (Stichelton)
Shetland Black Potato
Hogs Pudding
English Watercress
English Samphire
Colchester Oysters

Barry Nichols, the Executive Head Chef of Graysons is a proud member of the Chef Alliance