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Laxton's Epicure

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.  Pollination partners

Laxton's Epicure apple trees for sale

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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.

Characteristics of Laxton's Epicure apple trees

Fruit sizeSmall
Picking timeLate Aug
Season of useAug-Sep
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Special featuresAttractive Blossom
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
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