Plum - Early Laxton

Early Laxton Plum

Prunus domestica
Early Laxton is one of the earliest dual purpose plums

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1902

Pollination:  Early Laxton is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

A guide to choosing Plum Trees

Early Laxton 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
WA-VIT - Semi-dwarfing   1 year Maiden

History and description of Early Laxton

Early Laxton plum was raised by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK in 1902 from a cross between Catalonia and Rivers Early Prolific. It received an Award of Merit from the RHS and was adopted as a commercial variety in the UK.

Small to medium sized, oval-oblong fruit. Yellow skin with pinkish-red flush, red spots and lavender bloom. Juicy, golden yellow flesh. Free stone. Sweet pleasant taste. High vitamin C content. Fruit tends to bruise easily and skin cracks sometimes. Good as an early dessert plum but also as a cooking plum.

Small tree with a weeping habit. Crops well but the fruit sometimes drops before it is ripe. Frost resistant and therefore suitable for locations subject to spring frosts.

Main characteristics of Early Laxton

Use Dual Cul & Des
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  L Jul

Tree vigour  Small
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Bacterial Canker: Susceptible
Suitable for Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  21
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Other names  Laxton's Early