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Apple (Malus) Fortune
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Fortune

Apple

Parentage: Cox’s Orange Pippin x Wealthy

Description: Fortune is a very high quality, mid season dessert apple which is quite similar to Cox’s Orange Pippin. Pale green-yellow in colour with broken bright red stripes and small russet patches. It's flesh is creamy white, moderately firm with a rather coarse-textured, juicy, sweet aromatic flavour. Best left on the tree for as long as possible to allow the colour flavour to develop. Also known as 'Laxton's Fortune'.

History: Raised by Laxton Brothers Ltd. at Bedford, England in 1904. Received First Class Certificate from Royal Horticultural Society in 1948. Formerly grown commercially, especially in Worcestershire, but now is a valued garden fruit and confined to farm shops.

Pollination Partners: Apple Bountiful Apple Braeburn Apple Cox Self Fertile Apple Egremont Russet Apple Discovery Apple Ellisons Orange Apple Fiesta Apple Gala

General attributes

Comparatively trouble free Comparatively trouble free
Suitable for planting in any UK district Suitable for planting in any UK district
Award-winning Award-winning

Uses for this variety

Good Eater Eating

Fruit attributes

Flowering group 3 Flowering group 3
Disease resistance Disease resistance
Picking month Early September Picking month Early September
Stores until October Stores until October