The Early Laxton plum tree is a tasty European heirloom plum with refreshing flavor. Bright pinkish orange fruit dotted with rose and violet. The Early Laxton plums are juicy, sweet, freestone, and high in vitamin C. A heavy bearer, the Early Laxton plum must be thinned to avoid weighted branches. Partially self-fertile, but yield will increase in the presence of another European plum. As the name suggests our earliest ripening European plum tree. For further information on the Early Laxton plum see below for assistance selecting this bare root plum tree for sale.
Considerations for Early Laxton Plum
USDA Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Origin Date: England 1902
Storage:A few weeks
Years to Bear:2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Feathered and whips (few side branching)
Size supplied when shipped:Our trees range in height from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2 to 3/4 inch;
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.
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