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Laxton's Fortune

Laxton's Fortune
  • Picking season: Mid
  • Country of origin: United Kingdom
  • Self-fertility: Partially self-fertile
  • Flowering group: 3

Laxton's Fortune apple trees for sale

  • 1.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)


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

  • Using

    • Picking season:Mid
    • Cropping:Good
    • Keeping (of fruit):2-3 weeks
    • Food uses:Eating fresh
  • Growing

    • Gardening skill:Some needed
    • Self-fertility:Partially self-fertile
    • Flowering group:3
    • Pollinating others:Average
    • Ploidy:Diploid
    • Vigour:Slightly small
    • Bearing regularity:Biennial tendency
    • Fruit bearing:Partial tip-bearer
  • Problems

    • Disease resistance:Average
    • Canker:Some susceptibility
    • Scab:Some resistance
  • Climate

    • Climate suitability:Temperate climates, Mild damp climates
    • Summer average maximum temperatures:Cool ( 20C - 24C / 68F - 75F), Warm (25C - 30C / 76F - 85F), Cold (< 20C / 67F)
  • Identification

    • Country of origin:United Kingdom
    • Period of origin:1900 - 1949
    • Fruit colour:Green / Red
    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit