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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 for sale

ItemPriceQuantity
M25 rootstock 1 year Maiden (Very vigorous) £17.50 Sold-out

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