Apple - Laxton's Fortune

Laxton's Fortune Apple

Malus domestica
A red flushed early season dessert apple with a brisk summer fruit flavour.

Origin: Bedfordshire UK 1904

Pollination:  Laxton's Fortune is partially self-fertile and would produce some crop without a pollinator but would benefit considerably from a pollinator. Show suitable pollination partners

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Laxton's Fortune Apple Trees for sale - order online

We have now stopped taking orders for the winter 2019/20 planting season. Our 2020/21 list is currently being prepared. It will be available from 1st May 2020 when we will start taking orders for delivery next autumn/winter.
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History and description of Laxton's Fortune

Raised by Laxton Bros, Bedford in 1904 from a Cox’s Orange Pippin X Wealthy. Introduced 1931. Received RHS First Class Certificate in 1948. Once grown commercially in the UK.

Medium sized fruit. Short-round-conical shape. Distinct rounded ribs at apex. Red flush and short, broad, broken bright red stripes over a pale green background becoming pale yellow. Some russet patches. Creamy white flesh, moderately firm, juicy, sweet and lightly aromatic. May lack taste if picked too early, so best left on the tree as long as possible to colour and develop flavour.

A tree of moderate vigour. Hardy. Good cropper. Biennial bearer.



Main characteristics of Laxton's Fortune

Use Dessert
Colour Flushed
Flavour Sweet
Fruit size  Medium
Picking time  Early Sep
Season of use  Sep-Oct

Tree vigour  Moderate
Tree habit  Upright-Spreading
Fruit bearing  Spur-bearer
Cropping Biennial
Disease resistance  Canker: Susceptible
Scab: Resistant
Mildew: Resistant
Suitable for Hardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain

Pollination date  9
Pollination group  C
Self fertility  Partially Self Fertile
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Parentage  Cox's Orange PippinWealthy
Other names  Laxton's Fortune