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Elton Beauty apple

Elton Beauty is a sharp, very juicy, mid-September apple.  If that sounds rather like James Grieve, it should do - Elton Beauty is a cross between James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain.  Elton Beauty also has the shape and solidity of James Grieve, as well as the soft glistening flesh, but the intense red/crimson colour is from Worcester Pearmain.

Unusually, Elton Beauty has siblings.  Katy, a popular early garden and commercial variety from Sweden comes from the same James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain parentage, and it is a fascinating experience to try the two side by side.  (This is not easy to achieve, Elton Beauty is comparatively rare,  but Katy is often available from farmers' markets in early September).  Lord Lambourne also shares the same parents.

Last updated 10 Jun 2010.

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04 Aug 2014 
I should have said, I realise this is an old posting, but if you can upload a photograph of the flesh and apple skin to a site you can post the link to on here, I can see if I can get it identified by an expert I know who specialises in red fleshed apples.

04 Aug 2014 
Chris, our Elton Beauty has a very pale green flesh, no sign of pink.

31 Jul 2009 
We have a tree that I believe to be Elton Beauty. Is the flesh of the EB shot through pink when ripe?

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An attractive early-season English apple, related to James Grieve.

Elton Beauty phototape


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain
  • Originates from: England, United Kingdom
  • Introduced: 1950s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1142
  • UK National Fruit Collection accession: 1963-108


  • Flowering period: Early-Mid season
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Fertility: Self-sterile
  • Ploidy: Diploid

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Elton Beauty identification photos from official fruit collections

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