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Laxton's Gage

Dessert plum

Prunus domestica L.

Raised in 1899 by Laxton Bros. at Bedford and introduced in 1922. It was awarded the Award of Merit by the RHS in 1919. Fruits have fairly soft, juicy flesh with an excellent gage flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.

Accession No.
1923 - 020

Accession name
Laxton's Gage
Flowering time  ›››
14th April10% flowering
19th AprilFull (80%) flowering
30th April90% petal fall
Picking time
Mid-Late August 1
medium 1
Oval 1
32.00 g 1
Stalk Length
15.24 1
Skin Colour
Whitish/Yellow-green 1
Stalk Length
15.24 mm 1
Clingstone 1

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 NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.