This Laxtons Fortune tree is grown on miniature M27 stock. M27 is a rootstock that produces the smallest tree of all; maturing to around 180cm’s in height and width, this tree is ideal for a container or small garden, courtyard or allotment. It should be staked if in a windy or open position. Crops can exceed 20ibs per tree when established and this rootstock is quite precocious, often yielding the year following planting.
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 miniature 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