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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.

Elton Beauty identification photos

UK National Fruit Collection
UK National Fruit Collection
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Visitor reviews

  • 04 Aug 2014  Dunk,  DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom
    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  Dunk,  DERBYSHIRE, United Kingdom
    Chris, our Elton Beauty has a very pale green flesh, no sign of pink.
  • 31 Jul 2009  Chris Schup,  WEM, SHROPSHIRE, United Kingdom
    We have a tree that I believe to be Elton Beauty. Is the flesh of the EB shot through pink when ripe?

Tree register

United Kingdom


  • Species: Malus domestica
  • Parentage: James Grieve and Worcester Pearmain
  • Introduced: 1950s
  • Orange Pippin Cultivar ID: 1142


  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 2
  • Ploidy: Diploid


  • Country of origin: United Kingdom

Where to buy trees

The following tree nurseries offer Elton Beauty apple trees for sale:

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Where to buy fresh fruit

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