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Laxton's Delicious

A sweet late dessert plum which is a good cropper and keeps well after picking

Origin: Bedfordshire UK, 1902

Pollination: Laxton's Delicious is self-sterile and would require a pollinator to produce a crop.  Pollination partners

Laxton's Delicious plum and gage trees for sale

St Julien A rootstock 2 year Half Standard (Semi-vigorous) £34.50

History and description of Laxton's Delicious

Raised from a cross between Pond's Seedling and Coe's Golden Drop by Laxton Bros at Bedford, UK in 1902. Received Award of Merit from the RHS in 1934.

Large, round-oval fruit. Red flush on a yellow background. The skin is covered with a distinctive lavender blue bloom, particularly near the stalk, and numerous small white dots. The yellow, very juicy flesh has a rich sugary flavour. Fruit hangs well on the tree when ripe and keeps for many days after picking.

Vigorous hardy tree which crops well. Branches can be brittle.

Characteristics of Laxton's Delicious plum and gage trees

Fruit sizeLarge
Picking time
Season of useM Sep
Tree vigourVigorous
Tree habit
Suitable forLate Frost
Pollination date29
Pollination groupE
PollinatorsPollination partners