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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

  • 11-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    M26 rootstock
    Medium size (2.5m-3m after 10 years)
  • 21-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
  • 31-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM111 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries resume December 2020


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

  • Picking seasonMid
  • CroppingGood
  • Keeping2-3 weeks
  • Useful forEating fresh
  • Gardening skillExperienced
  • Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
  • Flowering group3
  • Pollinating othersAverage
  • PloidyDiploid
  • VigourSlightly small
  • Bearing regularityBiennial tendency
  • Fruit bearingPartial tip-bearer
  • 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 Award of Garden Merit