Plum - Laxton's Cropper

Laxton's Cropper Plum

Prunus domestica
A heavy cropping late season plum which keeps well

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1906

Pollination:  Laxton's Cropper is self-fertile and a pollinator is not necessary for producing a crop. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Laxton's Cropper Plum Trees for sale - order online

Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   1 year Maiden
Adaptabil - Semi-vigorous   2 years Half Standard *Reduced Price*
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History and description of Laxton's Cropper

Raised by Laxton Bros at Bedford, UK in 1906 and introduced in 1931.

Medium large fruit. Bloomy blue-black skin. Firm, juicy yellow flesh with a fair flavour. Best used as a culinary plum. The fruit hangs on the tree well into October without deteriorating and will keep well in storage.

Moderate sized tree with a pendulous habit. Self-fertile with regular heavy crops sometimes overcropping.

Main characteristics of Laxton's Cropper

Use Culinary
Colour Blue
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  Sep

Cropping Heavy

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  VictoriaAylesbury Prune
Other names  Laxton's Cropper