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Laxton's Advance

A lightly aromatic summer dessert apple.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK, 1929

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

Laxton's Advance apple trees produced to special order

We do not stock this variety, but we might be able to produce trees for you through our custom grafting service, depending on the availability of suitable grafting material. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Laxton's Advance tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Laxton's Advance tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Laxton's Advance tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Laxton's Advance tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

History and description of Laxton's Advance

Advance apple was raised from Cox's Orange Pippin x Gladstone by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK in 1908. Large, round-conical fruit. Crimson flush over pale green skin. Juicy, with a sweet lightly aromatic flavour. Moderately vigorous, spreading tree. Prone to canker and mildew. Light cropper.

Characteristics of Laxton's Advance apple trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly/Mid Aug
Season of useAug
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitSpreading
Pollination date11
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin