Apple 'Laxton's Epicure' Malus domestica 'Laxton's Epicure' (D)
'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
About this plant
apple 'Laxton's Epicure'
Malus domestica 'Epicure'
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Regular pruning is required - see apple pruning; spur bearing
Loam, Sand, SoilClay
- Suitable locations
Wildlife Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Propagate by chip budding or grafting onto a clonal rootstock for fruit. The rootstock used will largely determine the size of the tree
Aphids, woolly aphid, rosy apple aphid, fruit tree red spider mite, mussel scale, codling moth and caterpillars are the main pests on edible apples
Prone to apple canker, good resistance to apple scab. Powdery mildews, blossom wilt and honey fungus may be a problem