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Laxton's Delicious Plum

Prunus domestica
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. Show suitable pollination partners

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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.

Main characteristics of Laxton's Delicious

Use Dessert
Colour Red
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Large
Season of use  M Sep

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Cropping Good
Suitable for Late Frost

Pollination date  29
Pollination group  E
Self fertility  Self-sterile
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Other names  Laxton's Delicious