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Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1904 by Laxton Brothers Ltd. at Bedford, England and introduced in 1931. It received a First Class Certificate from the Royal Horticultural Society in 1948. Fruits have fairly firm, rather coarse-textured, juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Laxton's Fortune
Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Material held in Tidnor Wood National Collection® of Malus (Cider making)
Material held in the Marcher Apple Network collections (Tredomen)
Cox's Orange Pippin x Wealthy
Fisher Fortune
Red Fortune
Truncate conical 2
medium 2
60.00mm 2
67.00mm 2
weak 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Red 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
streaked 2
very low 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1974 - 343


Accession name
Fortune (LA 64A)
Flowering time tree 1  ›››
4th May10% flowering
9th MayFull (80%) flowering
17th May90% petal fall
Picking time tree 1
Early September 1
Size tree 2
medium 1
Shape tree 2
Globose conical 1
Crown tree 2
medium 1
Ground Colour tree 2
Whitish yellow 1
Over Colour tree 2
Red 1
Over Colour Pattern tree 2
striped/solid flush 1
Russet tree 2
low 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register