Apple - Laxton's  Epicure

Laxton's Epicure Apple

Malus domestica
A very good summer dessert apple. Sweet and juicy with some Cox flavour.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1909

Pollination:  Laxton's Epicure is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

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Laxton's Epicure Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M27 - Very dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M9 - Dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M26 - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
MM106 - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




History and description of Laxton's Epicure

Raised by Laxton Bros, Bedford, in 1909 from a Wealthy X Cox’s Orange Pippin. Introduced in 1929. Received the RHS Award of Merit 1931 and won the Bunyard Cup 1929, 1932. A popular garden variety, sweet and juicy combining the flavour of Cox’s Orange Pippin with the bright colour of Wealthy.

Medium to small-sized fruit. Round-conical or conical shape, regular with slight ribbing. Background skin colour is pale greenish yellow with one quarter to three quarters flushed dark orange red. Thick red stripes. Creamy white flesh, juicy with a refreshing flavour.

A tree of moderate vigour. Heavy cropper. Fruit prone to bitter pit. Like most early cropping varieties the fruit tends to drop quickly once ripe.




Main characteristics of Laxton's Epicure

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Small
Picking time  Late Aug
Season of use  Aug-Sep

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Heavy
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain
Special features Attractive Blossom

Pollination date  11
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Other names  Laxton's Epicure, Epicurian, Laxton's Epicure