Apple - Laxton's Pearmain
Colour pencil on paper. Part of a set of 16 drawings of apples from Wisley RHS orchard. I had never encountered a truly purple apple until I found Laxton's Pearmain. It is a quite extraordinary colour, completely blushed in dark pinky purple, and stunningly attractive. It is spur-bearing, so lurks among the leaves and branches of the tree, but if you get up close there is a feast of colour to be found.