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Little PaxTM

  • Picking season: Late
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Not self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Little Pax is a late-season English dessert apple. The apples usually ripen in October and will keep in a refrigerator or cold shed well into the new year.

Although discovered only recently, its pretty bell-like "pearmain" shape, and speckled red-flushed skin are very reminiscent of the classic 19th century English apples. The rich sweet aromatic flavours also hark back to the Victorian era. The flesh is crisp but not dense, so this is an easy apple to eat.

Little Pax is also characterised by its unusually prolific spring blossom.

Malus domestica

Little Pax apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


How to grow

Little Pax is a late-season English dessert apple. The apples usually ripen in October and will keep in a refrigerator or cold shed well into the new year.

Although discovered only recently, its pretty bell-like "pearmain" shape, and speckled red-flushed skin are very reminiscent of the classic 19th century English apples. The rich sweet aromatic flavours also hark back to the Victorian era. The flesh is crisp but not dense, so this is an easy apple to eat.

Little Pax is also characterised by its unusually prolific spring blossom.



History

Little Pax is easy to grow, but as might be expected from an apple variety from the Isle of Wight, it likes a long growing season to achieve its attractive red colouration.

This is a naturally productive variety, and as a result fruit size can tend to be small - this is easily addressed by thinning the fruitlets at the end of May after the blossom has finished.



Little Pax characteristics

  • Using

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

    • Gardening skill:Suitable for beginners
    • Self-fertility:Not self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Good
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Average vigour
    • Fruit bearing:Partial tip-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Scab:Some susceptibility
  • Climate

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

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:2000