Fortune cordon tree


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Fortune cordon tree
A good variety for second early use with a flavour akin to a Cox's. Easy to grow and a popular garden variety.

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Cordon Apple trees are a good choice for restricted areas and a fence or wall. They can be grown at a 45degree angle, or upright. The rootstock we use for our cordon Laxtons Fortune is M9 which is the best stock for cordon trees. Plant 60-80cm’s apart.

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 cordon 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 treesflavour:

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.  Here are some suggestions:

Cox's Orange Pippin





Charles Ross

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