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Laxton's Early Gage

Dessert & Culinary plum

Prunus domestica L.

Raised at Bedford by Laxton Bros. and received by the National Fruit Trials in 1948 from them. Fruits have firm flesh and little juice with a subacid, little sweet and rich flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1951 - 338

Accession name
Laxton's Early Gage
Flowering time  ›››
16th April10% flowering
20th AprilFull (80%) flowering
30th April90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid August 1
large 1
Oval 1
57.00 g 1
Stalk Length
12.60 1
Skin Colour
Yellow-green 1
Stalk Length
12.60 mm 1
Freestone 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.