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.
The identification paintings in the USDA Pomological Watercolor Collection span the years 1886 to 1942.
Citation: U.S. Department of Agriculture Pomological Watercolor Collection. Rare and Special Collections, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD 20705.
The following tree nurseries offer Elton Beauty apple trees for sale:
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