Espalier or fan trees are used against a wall; you will need not less than 180 x 180cm’s for a fan or espalier tree. Please note we do not supply ready trained trees; this Laxtons Fortune is a young tree suitable for training yourself, in situ. Such trees usually settle to cropping within 2 or 3 seasons.
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. Here are some suggested varieties:
Cox's Orange Pippin