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Little PaxTM apple

Little Pax

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.

Little Pax apple identification images

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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 - Apple
    • Parentage: Unknown
    • Originates from: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
    • Introduced: 2014
    • Developed by: St. Cecilia's Abbey


    • Country of origin: United Kingdom
    • Period of origin: 2000
    • Flower colour: Pink - light
    • Leaf colour: Green
    • Annual cycle: Deciduous
    • Flowering duration: Average (2-3 weeks)
    • Flesh colour: Cream


    • Picking season: Late
    • Keeping (of fruit): 3 months or more
    • Flavour quality: Very good
    • Flavour style (apples): Aromatic
    • Cropping: Heavy
    • Food uses: Eating fresh
    • Wildlife: RHS Plants for Pollinators


    • Gardening skill: Beginner
    • Flowering group: 3
    • Pollinating others: Good
    • Ploidy: Diploid
    • Vigour: Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing: Partial tip-bearer
    • Attractive features: Attractive flowers
    • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile


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

    Other qualities

    • Disease resistance: Average
    • Scab (Apple and Pear): Some susceptibility

    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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