Plum - Laxton's Gage

Laxton's Gage Plum

Prunus domestica
An excellent yellow dessert gage

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1899

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

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Laxton's Gage Plum Trees for sale - order online

We currently produce this variety to order only through our bud-grafting service. You cannot order on line. If you wish to order please contact us using the messaging facility on the contact us page. Let us have your name, postal address, telephone and email address as well as which variety you would like us to produce, how many and on what rootstock. Bud-grafting is carried out in late July and early August. The trees would be supplied approximately 18 months later. We normally need to have received orders by the beginning of July. Please click here for full details of our bud-grafting service.


History and description of Laxton's Gage

Raised by Laxton Bros, Bedford, UK 1899 from a cross between Greengage and Victoria. Received the Award of Merit from the RHS in 1919.

Medium sized, round-oblong, yellow fruit larger than a greengage. Fairly soft, greenish yellow, juicy flesh. Sweet with an excellent rich gage flavour.

Vigorous upright to spereading tree. Crops well. Susceptible to Silver Leaf.



Main characteristics of Laxton's Gage

Use Dessert
Colour Yellow
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Season of use  M Aug

Tree vigour  Vigorous
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Cropping Good
Disease resistance  Silver Leaf: Susceptible
Suitable for Northern Britain

Pollination date  20
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Self Fertile
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Parentage  Old GreengageVictoria