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Early Laxton

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.  Pollination partners

Early Laxton plum and gage trees for sale

Brompton rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £19.00 Sold-out

Orders placed now will be delivered in the winter planting season.

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.

Characteristics of Early Laxton plum and gage trees

UseDual Cul & Des
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking time
Season of useL Jul
Tree vigourSmall
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Disease resistanceBacterial Canker - Susceptible
Suitable forLate Frost
Northern Britain
Pollination date21
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners