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Laxton's Foremost Pear

Pyrus communis
Good reliable cropper with pleasant but not outstanding flavour.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1901

Pollination:  Laxton's Foremost is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

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Laxton's Foremost Pear Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Laxton's Foremost

Raised in 1901by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK from a cross betwen Marechal de Cour and Fertility. Introduced in 1939.

Medium to large conical fruit. Pale green skin ripening to yellow. Occasional faint pink flush or stripes. Variable amounts of fine russetting. Coarse textured, juicy, creamy yellow flesh. Sweet with a hint of acidity. Pleasant but unusual flavour.

Moderately vigorous, upright tree. Good reliable cropper.



Main characteristics of Laxton's Foremost

Use Dessert
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Mid Sep
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Scab: Slightly resistant

Pollination date  22
Pollination group  D
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Parentage  FertilityMarechal de Cour