Bedford raised, introduced 1909 from a Cox cross. Has been a popular early ripening garden variety for many years. Largely trouble free.’Epicure’ is the same.
Laxtons Epicure Apple tree – Season:
For use from late August through September.
Epicure - appearance:
A small apple of bright green with colourful red striping.
Laxtons Epicure apple trees – flavour:
Crisp, juicy and sweet with a little of the aromatic qualities of a Cox’s too. Rather like a ‘light’ Cox.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Medium grower, frost hardy and reliable.
Laxtons Epicure - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Here are some suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Tree sizes for Laxtons Epicure apple trees:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.