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Laxton's Delight

Dessert plum

Prunus domestica L.

Raised in 1913 by Laxton Bros., at Bedford and introduced in 1945. Fruits have rather soft, very juicy flesh with a good to very good flavour. Fruits tend to bruise very easily.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1948 - 335

Accession name
Laxton's Delight
Flowering time  ›››
15th April10% flowering
20th AprilFull (80%) flowering
3rd May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August-Early September 1
large 1
Oval-Oblong 1
78.40 g 1
Stalk Length
14.71 1
Skin Colour
Yellow-green 1
Stalk Length
14.71 mm 1
Semi-freestone/Clingstone 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.