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

A guide to choosing Apple Trees



Laxton's Fortune Apple Trees for sale - order online

We supply trees and plants only during the winter planting season from late November to mid March. Orders placed now will not be be delivered until the winter planting season. You will not be required to pay until October but by ordering now you can ensure that the items are reserved for you and supplied as early as possible when we resume delveries in late November.
Please select the rootstock, age and tree form available items in the table below. The choice of rootstock is important as it determines the size to which the tree will grow when mature. Trees are available either as maidens which are untrained one year old trees or two year old trees already trained in a particular form. Reduced price trees when available are smaller one year old trees or two year old trees which have less well developed heads than our regular trees but are otherwise perfectly good healthy trees offered at a lower price. Trees are supplied bare root during the planting season from late November to early March. Further information is available below.

Rootstock / Vigour / Age / Form Availability Price Qty required
M25 - Very vigorous   1 year Maiden Available £17.50
M25 - Very vigorous   2 years Standard *Reduced Price* Available £21.50

The availability information shown in the availability column in the table is always up-to-date.
Available means Available for supply from Nov 2018 to March 2019
2019/20 means Sold out but available for supply winter 2019/20. Orders taken from May 2019
Sold out means Sold out for supply Nov 2018 to March 2019. May be available again winter 2019/20




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
Pollinators Show suitable pollination partners
Parentage  Cox's Orange PippinWealthy
Other names  Laxton's Fortune