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Little PaxTM apple

Little Pax is a new English apple variety, discovered growing as a seedling tree on the Isle of Wight.

It is a very pretty apple, with a distinctive "pearmain" shape.  The flavour is very good, slightly aromatic, with an underlying sweetness, and balanced with good acidity.  The flesh is fairly crisp to the bite, not too dense.

The full story of the discovery of Little Pax can be found on Alison Harding's apple ID website.

USDA identification images for Little Pax

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.

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    United Kingdom



    • Species: Malus domestica
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Introduced: 2014
    • Developed by: St. Cecilia's Abbey


    • Picking season: Late
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavor style (apples): Aromatic
    • Food uses: Eating fresh


    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Ploidy: Diploid


    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Cool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)
    • Summer average maximum temperatures: Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green

    Where to buy trees

    The following tree nurseries offer Little Pax apple trees for sale:

    Where to buy fresh fruit

    No orchards have registered as growing this variety. If you grow this and want to register please go to our Orchard Registration form.

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