Fortune fan espalier tree


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Fortune fan espalier tree
A favourite variety that has been described as being like an early Cox. September-October eating.

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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 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 suggested varieties:



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