Syn ‘Laxtons Fortune’ Often reffered to as an early Cox, this Bedfordshire introduction was introduced in 1931 from a Cox’s cross. It is a popular garden apple and well worth growing to have that Cox-type flavour so early in the season.
Fortune Apple tree – Season:
Harvest early September, for eating through September and into early October.
Fortune - appearance:
Not especially attractive, green/yellow with some dull red flush on the sunny side.
Fortune apple trees – flavour:
Should be allowed to hang on the tree to full maturity whereupon the flavour develops to it’s full potential; rich, deep, aromatic and juicy with plenty of sweetness too. Harvested too soon and it can be disappointing.
A dessert apple.
Cropping & Growth
Fortune is a tree of moderate vigour, hardy and free fruiting, although can be biennial if not thinned.
Fortune - Pollination: ‘B’ pollination group, use varieties with the same or adjacent groups to pollinate successfully. Some good varieties are suggested here:
Cox's Orange Pippin
Tree sizes for Fortune apple trees for sale:
M27 is a miniature stock, ideal for very small gardens, pots on the patio etc. Grows to around 180cm’s. Good hearty soil is preferred.
M9 is classed as dwarfing and a good intermiate stock. Matures to 200cm’s plus with a similar spread. M9 is heavy cropping and promotes larger fruits, but needs permanent staking and good soil.
M26 stock Is classed as semi-dwarfing. Does well on poorer soil. Reaches 300cm’s+ with the same spread.
MM106 is vigorous and the best choice for where a larger ‘orchard sized’ tree is required. Grows 4m+ with the same spread and suitable for most soils.