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Laxton's Fortune

Laxton's Fortune

Laxton's Fortune apple trees for sale

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 31-year maiden bare-root tree 33.45
    MM111 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock
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History

Developed at the start of the 20th century by the famous Laxton Brothers Nursery in Bedfordshire. Laxton's Fortune (often known simply as Fortune) is a cross between Cox's Orange Pippin and a little-known American variety called Wealthy. It received a first class certificate from the RHS in 1948.

This was not the first time that the Laxton Brothers Nursery had worked with Cox's Orange Pippin - they had previously released Laxton's Superb, another Cox-derived variety.

Laxton's Fortune characteristics

  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Disease resistanceAverage
  • CankerSome susceptibility
  • ScabSome resistance
  • Climate typeTemperate climatesMild damp climates
  • Summer average maximum temperaturesCool ( 20-24C / 68-75F)Warm (25-30C / 76-85F)Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Country of originUnited Kingdom
  • Period of origin1900 - 1949
  • Flower colourWhite
  • Fruit colourGreen / Red
  • AwardsRHS AGM (current) 1993