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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)
    Out of stock
  • 2.1-year maiden bare-root tree 24.45
    MM106 rootstock
    Large size (3m-4m after 10 years)
    Out of stock


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