The Malus domestica ‘Laxton’s Superb’ is a late-season dessert apple, Laxton’s Superb have the typical orange-red flush which is common in many English apple varieties.
Laxton’s Superb is accommodated by pink flowers in the Summer, followed by medium to large, sweet, juicy dessert apples with a firm texture in the late Autumn.
Apple are one of the easier fruit trees to grow and are increasingly becoming more popular with gardeners. They are medium sized deciduous trees with flashy Spring flowers and ornamental or edible fruit in the Autumn.
Apple trees benefit from growing in slightly sheltered, sunny area, as the blossom will attract a large variety of pollinators as well as the sun will help ripen the fruit.
The Malus domestica ‘Laxton’s Superb’ was first introduced in 1897 in Bedfordshire by the Laxton Brothers, who were well-known apple breeders at the time.
MM106 (Semi Dwarfing) are suitable for all forms except standards. The apple trees are tolerant to various soils like grass orchards and poor soils. Widely used rootstock, but not for small gardens. This tree will begin fruiting after three or four years with a ultimate height of between 3-4m.
M26 (Dwarfing) are good for spindlebush, espalier and ideal for containers. Typically starts fruiting after two or three years with an ultimate height of between 2.4-3m.
M27 (Extremely Dwarfing) are suitable to grow in small gardens where the soil is fertile. Plant in weed & soil-free grass and water during hot seasons. The tree will start fruiting after two years with an ultimate height of around 1 - 2m.
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