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Laxton's Foremost

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.  Pollination partners

Laxton's Foremost pear trees produced to order

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

  • CG-1Laxton's Foremost tree custom-grafted on Quince A rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Laxton's Foremost tree custom-grafted on OHxF87 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Laxton's Foremost tree custom-grafted on Pyrus rootstock (Very 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 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.

Characteristics of Laxton's Foremost pear trees

Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeMid Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright
Disease resistanceScab - Slightly resistant
Pollination date22
Pollination groupD
PollinatorsPollination partners
Marechal de Cour