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Laxton's Superb



A sweet dessert partially self-fertile apple with the aromatic flavour of Cox.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK, 1897

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

Laxton's Superb apple trees for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
M27 rootstock 2 year Step-over (Very dwarfing) £35.00 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Dwarfing) £19.50 Sold-out
M9 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Dwarfing) £54.50 Sold-out
M26 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Semi-dwarfing) £19.50
M26 rootstock 2 year Bush (Semi-dwarfing) £32.50
M26 rootstock 2 year Cordon (Semi-dwarfing) £29.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (2 Tier) (Semi-vigorous) £54.50
MM106 rootstock 2 year Espalier (3-tier) (Semi-vigorous) £74.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Fan Trained (Semi-vigorous) £54.50 Sold-out
MM106 rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £32.50 Sold-out

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History and description of Laxton's Superb

Raised from Wyken Pippin x Cox's Orange Pippin by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK 1897. Received the RHS Award of Merit 1919 and First Class Certificate 1921. Introduced in 1922. Became established as a commercial variety in the UK, but declined after it was found that trees developed a biennial tendency as they aged. Still grown commercially on a small scale. A popular garden variety.

Medium sized, round-conical fruit. Purplish red flush and stripes over a greenish yellow skin. Some russet patches. White, crisp, juicy flesh. Sweet but with variable flavour. In a good year it has much of the aromatic qualities of Cox but in poor years it may lack in flavour. Keeps quite well.

Vigorous, speading tree producing rather straggling branches and whippy new growth. Young trees produce regular heavy crops but older trees tend to be biennial. Prone to scab but resistant to mildew and canker.

Characteristics of Laxton's Superb apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly/Mid Oct
Season of useNov-Jan
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habitSpreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingHeavy
Disease resistanceScab - Susceptible
Mildew - Resistant
Canker - Resistant
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Pollination date13
Pollination groupD
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Wyken Pippin
ProgenyTydeman's Late Orange
SportsMaxton