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Laxton's Fortune



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.  Pollination partners

Laxton's Fortune apple trees produced to order

We do not stock this variety, but we can produce trees for you through our custom grafting service. Trees can be grafted on any of the following rootstocks:

  • CG-1Laxton's Fortune tree custom-grafted on M9 rootstock (Dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-2Laxton's Fortune tree custom-grafted on M26 rootstock (Semi-dwarfing)£39.00 each
  • CG-3Laxton's Fortune tree custom-grafted on MM106 rootstock (Semi-vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-4Laxton's Fortune tree custom-grafted on MM111 rootstock (Vigorous)£39.00 each
  • CG-5Laxton's Fortune tree custom-grafted on M25 rootstock (Very vigorous)£39.00 each

If you wish to go order please fill in our contact form in the first instance, stating your name, full address, and the rootstock(s) you wish the tree(s) to be grafted on. You will need to contact us before June.

Propagation is carried out in late July / early August, and the grafted trees would be available for supply in December the following year (approximately 14 months later).

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.

Characteristics of Laxton's Fortune apple trees

UseDessert
ColourFlushed
FlavourSweet
Fruit sizeMedium
Picking timeEarly Sep
Season of useSep-Oct
Tree vigourModerate
Tree habitUpright-spreading
Fruit-bearingSpur-bearer
CroppingBiennial
Disease resistanceCanker - Susceptible
Scab - Resistant
Mildew - Resistant
Suitable forHardy
Late Frost
Northern Britain
Pollination date9
Pollination groupC
Self-fertilityPartially self-fertile
PollinatorsPollination partners
ParentageCox's Orange Pippin
Wealthy