Apple 'Laxton's Epicure' Malus domestica 'Laxton's Epicure' (D)

apple 'Laxton's Epicure'


'Laxton's Epicure' is a dessert cultivar in pollination group 3. The fruit is sweet, with a lightly aromatic flavour and needs to colour well for good quality; it bruises easily so needs careful handling. Good crops are produced, but there is a tendency for this to be biennially. Season of use is from September to October

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      apple 'Laxton's Epicure'

    • Common names

      Malus domestica 'Epicure'

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      4-8 metres

    • Spread

      4-8 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun, Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning; spur bearing

  • bambooSoil

    Loam, Sand, SoilClay

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree

  • insectPests

    Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples

  • microbeDiseases

    Prone to apple canker, good resistance to apple scab. Powdery mildews, blossom wilt and honey fungus may be a problem